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override

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verb over·ride \-ˈrīd\

Simple Definition of override

  • : to make (something) no longer valid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

Full Definition of override

over·rodeplay \-ˈrōd\over·rid·denplay \-ˈri-dən\over·rid·ingplay \-ˈrī-diŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ride over or across :  trample

  3. 2 :  to ride (as a horse) too much or too hard

  4. 3 a :  to prevail over :  dominate b :  to set aside :  annul <override a veto> c :  to neutralize the action of (as an automatic control)

  5. 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.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of override

before 12th century


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override

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noun over·ride \ˈō-və(r)-ˌrīd\

Definition of override

  1. 1 :  a commission paid to managerial personnel on sales made by subordinates

  2. 2 :  royalty 5a

  3. 3 :  a device or system used to override a control

  4. 4 :  an act or an instance of overriding



1931

First Known Use of override

1931



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