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Synonyms for override
ˌoʊ vərˈraɪd; ˈoʊ vərˌraɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. override(noun)

    a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device


  2. nullification, override(verb)

    the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something


  3. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)

    rule against

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

    turn, bring down, tip over, change by reversal, bowl over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, annul, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, invert, revoke, revolutionise, overrule, knock over, revolutionize, overturn, tump over, repeal, turn back

  4. override(verb)

    prevail over

    "health considerations override financial concerns"

    reverse, overthrow, overturn, overrule

  5. override(verb)

    counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

    reverse, overthrow, overturn, overrule

  6. override(verb)

    ride (a horse) too hard

    reverse, overthrow, overturn, overrule

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. override(v. a.)

    pass, ride beyond

  2. override(v. a.)

    outweigh, surpass, be superior to, take precedence of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. override(v)

    trample upon, supersede, annul, abrogate

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How to use override in a sentence?

  1. Naomi Takasu:

    The constitution is not yet compromised – it still stands as the supreme rule in this country and is strong enough to override any clashing legislation.

  2. Desmond Ross:

    But if there's what's called an override thrown -- basically a double lock -- he can't get back in.

  3. Ken Paxton:

    The city and county orders clearly violate the governors Executive Order No. 32, local authorities have no authority to override it.

  4. The White House:

    ... while we understand that you intend to veto any joint resolution of disapproval that Congress may send to your desk, it would be entirely inappropriate and divisive for your Administration to vote to lift UN-backed sanctions should Congress reject the final agreement and override a presidential veto to that effect.

  5. Sally Yates:

    Now in Georgia, under certain circumstances, the state legislature would have the authority, and while, you know, in the past, it would have been impossible to imagine, you would actually have a situation where the state legislature would override the will of the people.

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