override


1over·ride

verb \-ˈrīd\

: to make (something) no longer valid

: to have more importance or influence than (something)

: to stop an action that is done automatically by using a special command

over·rode\-ˈrōd\over·rid·den\-ˈri-dən\over·rid·ing\-ˈrī-diŋ\

Full Definition of OVERRIDE

transitive verb
1
:  to ride over or across :  trample
2
:  to ride (as a horse) too much or too hard
3
a :  to prevail over :  dominate
b :  to set aside :  annul <override a veto>
c :  to neutralize the action of (as an automatic control)
4
:  to extend or pass over; especially :  overlap

Examples of OVERRIDE

  1. Congress overrode the President's veto.
  2. These new rules override the old ones.
  3. Don't let anger override common sense.
  4. You must enter a code to override the alarm.
  5. She overrode the default settings on her computer.

First Known Use of OVERRIDE

before 12th century

2over·ride

noun \ˈō-və(r)-ˌrīd\

Definition of OVERRIDE

1
:  a commission paid to managerial personnel on sales made by subordinates
2
:  royalty 5a
3
:  a device or system used to override a control
4
:  an act or an instance of overriding

First Known Use of OVERRIDE

1931

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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