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Definition of override verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they override
    he / she / it overrides
    past simple overrode
    past participle overridden
    -ing form overriding
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  1. 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.
  2. 2override something to be more important than something Considerations of safety override all other concerns.
  3. 3override something to stop a process that happens automatically and control it yourself A special code is needed to override the time lock.

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