verb (used with object), o·ver·rode, o·ver·rid·den, o·ver·rid·ing.
Origin of override
Examples from the Web for override
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|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|DAILY BEAST
But the president could then veto that measure, and the override attempt would fail.
The effect of the Castle Doctrine is to override the duty to retreat.George Zimmerman’s 2nd-Degree Murder Charge Fixes Nothing|David R. Dow|April 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
VIRGO The Full Pisces Moon, Monday, requires tapping into Virgo humility to override excess pride.
The law was made for man; the claims and instincts of womanhood must override the decrees of any Consistory Court.Lola Montez|Edmund B. d'Auvergne
We are not, therefore, to allow its conclusions to override all other conclusions.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
Parliament did not override, but only gave the necessary sanction to their activity.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
Would it not be fatally inconsistent in a Liberal statesman to override every Liberal maxim and belie every Liberal profession?
Communal law, however, was not allowed to override the law of England.The Customs of Old England|F. J. Snell
verb -rides, -riding, -rode or -ridden (tr)
Old English oferridan "to ride across," from ofer "over" (see over) + ridan "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Originally literal, of cavalry, etc. Figurative meaning "to set aside arrogantly" is from 1827. The mechanical sense "to suspend automatic operation" is attested from 1946. As a noun in this sense from 1946. Related: Overrode; overriding; overridden.