to prevail or have dominance over; have final authority or say over; overrule: to override one's advisers.
to disregard, set aside, or nullify; countermand: to override the board's veto.
to take precedence over; preempt or supersede: to override any other considerations.
to extend beyond or spread over; overlap.
to modify or suspend the ordinary functioning of; alter the normal operation of.
to ride over or across.
to ride past or beyond.
to trample or crush; ride down.
to ride (a horse) too much.
Fox Hunting. to ride too closely behind (the hounds).
a commission on sales or profits, especially one paid at the executive or managerial level.
budgetary or expense increase; exceeding of an estimate: work stoppage because of cost overrides.
an ability or allowance to correct, change, supplement, or suspend the operation of an otherwise automatic mechanism, system, etc.
an auxiliary device for such modification, as a special manual control.
an act of nullifying, canceling, or setting aside: a congressional override of the president's veto.
Radio and Television Slang. something that is a dominant or major facet of a program or series, especially something that serves as a unifying theme: an entertainment series with a historical override.
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How to use override in a sentence
The Maryland Senate is expected to take up the override vote on Friday.Lawmakers launch override of Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax | Ovetta Wiggins, Erin Cox | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Hogan, who is fighting against a likely veto override by the General Assembly of a bill that would impose a tax on digital ads, made one veiled reference about raising taxes during the economic recovery.Hogan urges resilience in State of State speech, warns of grim vaccination timeline | Erin Cox, Ovetta Wiggins | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Talk about it before you get to the trailhead, because once you are sitting on your machines, you’ll get that eager override and people will be charging everywhere.How to Safely Explore Colorado's Backcountry This Year | Outside Editors | January 28, 2021 | Outside Online
This vote, like an override of a veto or a constitutional amendment, would take a two-thirds majority in each chamber.How removal under the 25th Amendment works: A beginner’s guide | Philip Bump | October 9, 2020 | Washington Post
The bottom line is that giving humans more agency means you’re inviting creativity — and letting diversity override bias.Twitter may let users choose how to crop image previews after bias scrutiny | Natasha Lomas | October 2, 2020 | TechCrunch
Obviously, the U.S. has improved their systems since then, but this was before they knew about the override device.‘24: Live Another Day’ Showrunners on the Finale, the Dangers of Drones, and Jack Bauer’s Future | Marlow Stern | July 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
(4) Does the more recently enacted Affordable Care Act effectively override the previously enacted RFRA?Waiting for the Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby Decision | Geoffrey R. Stone | June 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So far, supporters of same-sex marriage say they are three votes short of an override in the Senate and 12 in the House.Chris Christie’s Gays & Guns Problem: What New Jersey Wants, the GOP Rejects | David Freedlander | March 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
My biggest regrets are the moments that I let a lack of data override my intuition on what's best for our customers.
But the president could then veto that measure, and the override attempt would fail.
Then, as now, high prices led to consumption; for vanity likes to override obstacles.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
In intellect he was the king's superior, but he allowed George's prejudices to override his convictions.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
If he had given way to Slaughter he was not going to allow any one else to override him.Colonial Born | G. Firth Scott
The Bosnian showed his eagerness by an evident determination to override all suggested difficulties.Eastern Nights - and Flights | Alan Bott
But it was not inclined to admit in practice that the British Constitution could override its own particular interests.The Evolution of Sinn Fein | Robert Mitchell Henry
British Dictionary definitions for override
to set aside or disregard with superior authority or power
to supersede or annul
to dominate or vanquish by or as if by trampling down
to take manual control of (a system that is usually under automatic control)
to extend or pass over, esp to overlap
to ride (a horse) too hard
to ride over or across
a device or system that can override an automatic control
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