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"overrule" in British English

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overruleverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈruːl/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈruːl/ formal
(of a ​person who has ​officialauthority) to ​decide against a ​decision that has already been made: In ​tennis, the ​umpire can overrule the ​linejudge.
(Definition of overrule from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overruleverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈrul/
to make a ​decision that ​opposes and ​changes another ​decision or ​suggestion from a ​position of ​higherauthority: The ​judge was ​constantly overruling the objections of the ​prosecution.
(Definition of overrule from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overrule" in Business English

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overruleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈruːl/
to use greater ​authority to ​change a decision that has already been made: A ​federalappealscourt in Washington has overruled the decision of the ​lowercourt. They would ​work on a problem, come up with a good ​solution, and then watch in surprise as their ​bosses overruled them.
(Definition of overrule from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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