Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈrʌɪd /(past overrode; past participle overridden) [with object]
- 1Use one’s authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.): the courts will ultimately override any objectionsMore example sentences
disallow, overrule, countermand, veto, set aside, quash, overturn, overthrow; cancel, reverse, rescind, rule against, revoke, withdraw, retract, take back, repeal, repudiate, recant, annul, nullify, declare null and void, invalidate, negate, void, abrogate; Law vacate• archaic recalldisregard, pay no heed to, take no account of, close one's mind to, turn a deaf ear to, discount, ignore, ride roughshod over, trample on
- Upon further thought, I have to say that it worries me that a governor has the right to override a court's decision and to decide someone's fate.
- It will establish a Council with the power to override court decisions and set aside previous convictions.
- But they all contemplate that in some circumstances, a court may override a parent's decision about with whom their children may have relationships.
- 1.1Be more important than: this commitment should override all other considerationsMore example sentences
- Poignant, moving and highly original, it taps into the heroic essence of Spencer's paintings while at the same time acknowledging a collective history which overrides imported values.
- However, he warned that gimmicks could never override the importance of the top property buzzword: location.
- In each case, motion comprises the work, yet the concept of motion and, often, motion contributed by the viewer, overrides the context and import of the original movement.
- 2Interrupt the action of (an automatic device), typically in order to take manual control: you can override the cut-out by releasing the switchMore example sentences
- Again this is a situation where you need to override an automatic camera and set the controls manually.
- The operator has the option of overriding the sensor automatically selected by the operational software.
- And finally, on manual transmission vehicles, the clutch pedal ignition lock is overridden so the starter can be used without pushing in the clutch after stopping on a hill.
- 4Travel or move over: (as noun overriding) overriding by vehicles is implicated in over half the cases of footway damageMore example sentences
- We have identified seven such lateral moraines that were overridden by the expansion and growth of the Fennoscandian ice sheet.
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- 1A device for suspending an automatic function on a machine: the flash has to have a manual override to be usefulMore example sentences
- Most automatic fixtures have manual overrides should the sensors fail to function properly, manufacturers say.
- The moonwalkers were not opposed to increased use of automation, but they still wanted manual backups and overrides.
- The Earthlink system just automates it, but the manual override is always available by logging into webmail.
- 2An excess or increase on a budget, salary, or cost: commission overrides give established carriers an unfair advantageMore example sentences
- At some point in the political evolution of the Charter, it will be worthwhile to encourage a more reasoned public and political understanding of the override than currently exists.
- In other words, adopt interpretations that will provoke a legislative override that will make it clear what the legislature really wants today.
- 3chiefly US A cancellation of a decision by exertion of authority or winning of votes: the House vote in favour of the bill was 10 votes short of the requisite majority for an overrideMore example sentences
- The Kansas legislature is likely to try to override the veto, and unless some legislators change their votes, the override will pass.
- The president had veto power over any bill passed by Congress, subject to a congressional override by a two-thirds vote of each house.
- After Wednesday's vote the Governor's pledged consequences for the override.