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 for overrule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overrule \O`ver*rule"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overruled; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Overruling.]
     1. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior
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     2. To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against;
        to abrogate or alter; as, God overrules the purposes of
        men; the chairman overruled the point of order.
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              His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
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              These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled.
                                                    --F. W.
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     3. (Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as,
        the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overrule \O`ver*rule"\, v. i.
     To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God
     rules and overrules. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the
           House voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn,
           override, overthrow, reverse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "overrule":
     abolish, abrogate, annul, bear reign, cancel, countermand,
     counterorder, disannul, do away with, invalidate, make void,
     nullify, override, recall, recant, reign, renege, repeal, rescind,
     retract, reverse, revoke, rule, rule over, set aside, suspend,
     sway, vacate, void, waive, wear the crown, wield the scepter,
     withdraw, write off

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