Definition of override verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪd//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they override
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪd//
    he / she / it overrides
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪdz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪdz//
    past simple overrode
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈrəʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈroʊd//
    past participle overridden
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈrɪdn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈrɪdn//
    -ing form overriding
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪdɪŋ//
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  1. 1override something to use your authority to reject somebody’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.