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o·ver·ride

override

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: o vr raId
inflections: overridden, overrides, overriding, overrode
definition 1: to supersede in authority so as to nullify or set aside.
A two-thirds vote overrides the veto.
similar words:
overrule, quash
definition 2: to intercept and cancel the effect of.
The "safety on" command will override a command to fire.
definition 3: to prevail over (someone or something) through importance, intensity, or audacity.
Their panic overrode all consideration of others' needs.
definition 4: to ride over, esp. in such a manner as to trample.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o vr raId
definition 1: the act or process, or an instance, of overriding.
The override of the president's veto.
definition 2: an extra commission or percentage of sales paid to an executive.
definition 3: the ability to take precedence over and countermand an ordinarily automatic mechanical process, or the device that has this ability.
definition 4: the exceeding of a budgetary cost estimate.
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derivation: overriding (adj.)
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