You can override or reject a decision if you're more powerful than the person who originally made the decision. And Congress has the power to override or nullify the Presidential veto if they have a two-thirds vote.

The word override can be used in a number of contexts. You can override or ride on top of the grass. You can override a horse, or ride it too hard. An army can override or dominate the enemy in a war. And a judge can override or set aside a decision in court. Regardless of which meaning you're using, remember that the thing doing the overriding always has the upper hand.

Definitions of override
  1. verb
    ride (a horse) too hard
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    type of:
    ride, sit
    sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
  2. verb
    prevail over
    “health considerations override financial concerns”
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    type of:
    dominate, predominate, prevail, reign, rule
    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  3. verb
    rule against
    synonyms: overrule, overthrow, overturn, reverse
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    type of:
    decree, rule
    decide with authority
  4. noun
    the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    synonyms: nullification
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    the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
    nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null
    counteraction, neutralisation, neutralization
    action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
    neutralisation, neutralization
    action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
    abrogation, annulment, repeal
    the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
    the act of cancelling from an account a bad debt or a worthless asset
    attainder, civil death
    cancellation of civil rights
    recission, rescission
    (law) the act of rescinding; the cancellation of a contract and the return of the parties to the positions they would have had if the contract had not been made
    type of:
    change of state
    the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
  5. noun
    a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
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    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  6. verb
    counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
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    type of:
    counteract, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize
    oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
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