overrode overrode  /ˈoʊ vər ˈroʊd/


  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


  • Garrett acknowledged that his employment contract required arbitration, but he argued that the 1994 act overrode the contract.


  1. General Assembly overrides Pence veto

    The Indiana General Assembly overrode a Mike Pence veto Wednesday. Never before has the legislature called a special veto session to undo an action taken by this, or any other, Indiana governor.  Read more at www.WISHTV.com
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

  2. Ed Richardson overrides Birmingham Board of Education vote related to consolidation again

    Former state superintendent Ed Richardson overrode the board's vote against $750,000 for maintenance and work to prepare Lewis Elementary and another school for more students in the fall.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Birmingham News

  3. Council overrides Filner's veto on Kearny Mesa easement

    The San Diego City Council Tuesday unanimously overrode a veto issued by Mayor Bob Filner -- and did so at the behest of his chief of staff.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego


  1. "There were a handful of plays that caused us a lot of trouble and unfortunately, it very much overrode the other plays, which we were competitive on," said head coach Bill Belichick on Monday. "That is really the story of the game, other...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Bill Belichick Source: Sports Network

  2. "In 2002, when the fateful decisions about Iraq were made, there was a president for whom ideology overrode pragmatism, and there were too many politicians in Washington who spent too little time reading the intelligence reports, and too much time...
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "We overrode the veto once, I'm sure we can do it again," Ramsey said. "This is much ado about nothing."
    on May 18, 2010 By: Ron Ramsey Source: BusinessWeek

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