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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. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Positive attitude is meant to give you influence over your circumstances, rather than your circumstances having influence over you. In other words, it takes you and never anyone else to decide whether or not to override your unfavourable circumstances. That also implies, it's solely up to you to feel overwhelmed or not when faced with unfavourable circumstances. So what? do imbibe a positive attitude and never a negative aspect of it. For, surely positive attitude is worth imbibing and portraying and not at all worth rejecting.

  3. Norman Blackwell:

    Nor do I believe that there is a compelling economic argument to override those considerations.

  4. Barbara Hoffman:

    I can name six courts that have actually gone through and proved that it wasn’t unconstitutional, these judges all ruled against that. So, I believe the judges have enough to back that up. I don’t think Rep. Grantham has that knowledge to override a judge. And this is judges throughout the United States.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    I thank my friend @JoeBiden for joining our effort to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi military campaign in Yemen, which, over four years of war, has experienced the world's worst humanitarian crisis, we must override @realDonaldTrump's veto.

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