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Meaning of OVERRIDE

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`rId, [v]`owvur'rId, owvur'rId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
  2. [n]  a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  3. [v]  rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  4. [v]  ride too hard, as of a horse
  5. [v]  counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
  6. [v]  prevail over; "health considerations override financial concerns"

OVERRIDE is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: nullification, overrule, overthrow, overturn, reverse
 See Also: cancellation, change of state, counteract, counteraction, counterbalance, countervail, decree, device, dominate, neutralisation, neutralization, neutralize, predominate, prevail, reign, ride, rule, rule, sit, vitiation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O`ver*ride"\, v. t. [imp. {Overrode}; p. p.
{Overridden}, {Overrode}, {Overrid}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Overriding}.] [AS. offer[=i]dan.]
1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.

         The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart.

2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; as, one
   low overrides another; to override a veto.

3. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.]

         I overrode him on the way.            --Shak.

4. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its

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