verb (used with object), overruled, overruling.
to rule against or disallow the arguments of (a person): The senator was overruled by the committee chairman.
to rule or decide against (a plea, argument, etc.); reject: to overrule an objection.
to prevail over so as to change the purpose or action: a delay that overruled our plans.
to exercise control or influence over: belief in a beneficent deity that overrules the universe.

1570–80; over- + rule

overruler, noun
overrulingly, adverb
unoverruled, adjective
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overrule (ˌəʊvəˈruːl)
1.  to disallow the arguments of (a person) by the use of authority
2.  to rule or decide against (an argument, decision, etc)
3.  to prevail over, dominate, or influence
4.  to exercise rule over

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Word Origin & History

"rule against; set aside, as by a higher authority," 1593, from over + rule (v.).
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Example sentences
He demonstrates the power of the aesthetic to overrule our normal taste,
  morality, and intellectual convictions.
My nose and my eyes overrule the rational side of my brain.
Both tasks relied on the same cognitive control networks needed to overrule
Seems you are admitting to letting your emotions and biases overrule your
  rational thinking apparatus.
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