override override  /ˈoʊ vər ˌraɪd/


  1. (n) a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  2. (n) the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
  3. (v) rule against
  4. (v) prevail over
  5. (v) counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
  6. (v) ride (a horse) too hard


  1. Understanding how to override the microRNA could allow scientists to activate the virus and then kill it using acyclovir.
  2. Their attempt to override Bush on children's health care is just the start of a campaign to dare the President to veto other bills.
  3. But the promise of them has tended to override the wholesome memes of humility and common sense.


  1. Ashburnham-Westminster superintendent: If override fails, 3 teachers will be laid off

    ASHBURNHAM - Superintendent Ralph E. Hicks said if the $177,000 Proposition 2-1/2 tax override fails at the ballot in Ashburnham June 25, cuts will include laying off three teachers, a move that will push one class size to 30 in Ashburnham.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. Indiana House Representatives Override Gov. Pence's Veto on House Enrolled Act

    The Indiana General Assembly votes to override Governor Mike Pence's veto of the House Enrolled Act.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 7 WTVW Evansville

  3. Council Set To Override Paid Sick Leave Bill

    The City Council today is expected to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the paid sick leave bill which will force businesses with at least 20 employees to start providing five paid sick days next year.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NY1 News


  1. "We will begin to reassert that moral authority by attempting to override the president's veto next week," said Pelosi, D-Calif.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: FOXNews

  2. "When we override this irresponsible veto," said Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), "perhaps the president will finally recognize that Congress is an equal branch of government and reconsider his many other reckless veto threats."
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: Washington Post

  3. "At no time did I ever ask him to beef up, to override, any of the judgments that he had," Campbell said.
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Alastair Campbell Source: Global Security Newswire

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