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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  • : to make (something) no longer valid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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of override

overrodeplay \-ˈrōd\overriddenplay \-ˈri-dən\overridingplay \-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 in a sentence

  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


OVERRIDE Defined for Kids

override

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verb over·ride \ˌō-vər-ˈrīd\

Definition of override for Students

overrode \-ˈrōd\overridden \-ˈri-dən\overriding \-ˈrī-diŋ\

  1. :  to push aside as less important <Don't let anger override sense.>




Law Dictionary

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override

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transitive verb over·ride \ˌō-vər-ˈrīd\

Legal Definition of override

overrode \-ˈrōd\ play overridden \-ˈrid-ən\ play overriding

  1. 1 :  to prevail or take precedence over <if, as is often the case, federal constitutional principles override state statutory or common law — H. P. Wilkins>

  2. 2 :  to set aside by virtue of superior authority <overrode the jury's sentencing recommendation>; especially :  annul 2 <override a veto with the required majority>




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override

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noun over·ride \ˈō-vər-ˌrīd\

Legal Definition of override

  1. 1 :  a commission paid to managerial personnel on sales made by subordinates —called also override commission

  2. 2 :  royalty

  3. 3 :  an act or instance of overriding <a legislative override>





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