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verb (used with object)
to prevail or have dominance over; have final authority or say over; overrule:
to override one's advisers.
to disregard, set aside, or nullify; countermand:
to override the board's veto.
to take precedence over; preempt or supersede:
to override any other considerations.
to extend beyond or spread over; overlap.
to modify or suspend the ordinary functioning of; alter the normal operation of.
to ride over or across.
to ride past or beyond.
to trample or crush; ride down.
to ride (a horse) too much.
to ride too closely behind (the hounds).
a commission on sales or profits, especially one paid at the executive or managerial level.
budgetary or expense increase; exceeding of an estimate:
work stoppage because of cost overrides.
an ability or allowance to correct, change, supplement, or suspend the operation of an otherwise automatic mechanism, system, etc.
an auxiliary device for such modification, as a special manual control.
an act of nullifying, canceling, or setting aside:
a congressional override of the president's veto.
something that is a dominant or major facet of a program or series, especially something that serves as a unifying theme:
an entertainment series with a historical override.
to ride over or across,
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Deals that push them off their land or
customary rights cannot be justified.
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British Dictionary definitions for
to set aside or disregard with superior authority or power
to supersede or annul
to dominate or vanquish by or as if by trampling down
to take manual control of (a system that is usually under automatic control)
to extend or pass over, esp to overlap
to ride (a horse) too hard
to ride over or across
a device or system that can override an automatic control
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Word Origin and History for
"to ride" (see
(v.)). Originally literal, of cavalry, etc. Fig. meaning "to set aside arrogantly" is from 1827. The mechanical sense "to suspend automatic operation" is attested from 1946.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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