- 1override something to use your authority to reject someone's decision, order, etc. synonym overrule The chairman overrode the committee's objections and signed the agreement.
- 2override something to be more important than something Considerations of safety override all other concerns.
- 3override something to stop a process that happens automatically and control it yourself A special code is needed to override the time lock.
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they override
he / she / it overrides
past simple overrode
past participle overridden
-ing form overriding