overriding overriding  /ˈoʊ vər ˌraɪ dɪŋ/


  • (adj) having superior power and influence


  1. Perhaps race is just incidental, and gender or class is the overriding factor.
  2. The overriding challenge for the next government is nothing less than to reset the nation.
  3. The countries may have differences, but they also have an overriding interest in working together to improve their relationship.


  1. Cesar Chavez Film to Avoid Immigration Debate

    The backers of a new film about the Mexican-American activist Cesar Chavez are largely avoiding the overriding Latino issue of the moment — immigration reform.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. LeBron says he ‘played like s—’ in Game 3, guarantees he’ll be better in Game 4

    SAN ANTONIO — The overriding theme for the Miami Heat at practice on Wednesday was to put the lack of effort they brought to their blowout Game 3 loss behind them, and focus on making the necessary adjustments to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again in Game 4. LeBron James guaranteed that he personally…
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk

  3. Indiana lawmakers return to consider overriding Gov. Mike Pence's veto

    Indiana lawmakers are returning to Indianapolis for one day to look at overriding Gov. Mike Pence's veto of a local tax measure.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star


  1. Yesterday, Robertson said that America's Mayor had won him over because "to me, the overriding issue before the American people is the defense of our population from the bloodlust of Islamic terrorists."
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Pat Robertson Source: New York Times

  2. On the same question, Clinton said: "I'm going to do everything I possibly can to make sure that one of us takes the oath of office next January. I think that has to be the overriding goal."
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: 940 News

  3. "Are there people out there who don't like me because of race? I'm sure there are. That's not the overriding issue here," Obama told CNN as he weighed in on a controversy that has simmered since the former president injected charges of racism...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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