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Definition 1: the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for override in the sense of this definition

(override is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of override ) the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement

(... is a kind of override ) nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null

"the vitiation of the contract"

(... is a kind of override ) action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action

(... is a kind of override ) action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war

"the neutralization of Belgium"

Definition 2: a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device - [noun denoting artifact]

(override is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

Definition 3: rule against - [verb of cognition]

Samples where override or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Synonyms for override in the sense of this definition

(override is a kind of ...) decide with authority

"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

Definition 4: ride (a horse) too hard - [verb of motion]

(override is a kind of ...) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

"She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

(override belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

(override is a kind of ...) oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

Definition 6: prevail over - [verb of stative]

Samples where override or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • health considerations override financial concerns

(override is a kind of ...) be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

"Money reigns supreme here" "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

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