override

[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌɹaɪd/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈa‍ɪd/ ]
VERB
  1. counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
  2. ride (a horse) too hard
  3. prevail over
    health considerations override financial concerns
  4. rule against
    The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill
NOUN
  1. a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  2. the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
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How To Use override In A Sentence

  • The vote fell short of the majority needed for an override of the Governor's veto.
  • If Amy weren't under guard, she'd be working on overriding the overrides and getting control back.
  • Having access to big portions can override our natural sense of fullness.
  • health considerations override financial concerns
  • It is difficult to override a deep-rooted cultural bias.
  • However, my sympathy didn't override my professional ethics. DEAD BEAT
  • The Constitution of the Year VIII provided for three consuls, with a First Consul, elected for ten years, having power to override the other two.
  • I think about Donovan as a Redskin, and that kind of overrides any friendships," said wide receiver Jason Avant, who caught the last of McNabb's 216 touchdown passes as an Eagle. Donovan McNabb admits there will be emotion in facing Philadelphia Eagles, but says focus is on Washington Redskins
  • Like all air signs, Aquarians carry the double-edged gift of being able to detach their reason from their emotions, allowing them to rationalise their feelings and override base instincts or lustful passions.
  • Is he a journalist for whom the principles of his profession override everything else, or is he a complete humbug who has lied to protect a source of information for a story which led to him winning an award for journalism?
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