how to pronounce overrule


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overrule is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of overrule in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of overrule


  1. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
  2. To dismiss or throw out (a protest or objection) at a court.
  3. To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter.
  4. To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.

overrule frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overrule occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics overrule can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overrule can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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