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OVERRIDE (overridden, overrode)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does override mean? 

OVERRIDE (noun)
  The noun OVERRIDE has 2 senses:

1. a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
2. the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

  Familiarity information: OVERRIDE used as a noun is rare.


OVERRIDE (verb)
  The verb OVERRIDE has 4 senses:

1. rule against
2. prevail over
3. counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
4. ride (a horse) too hard

  Familiarity information: OVERRIDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERRIDE (noun)


Sense 1override [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("override" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)


Sense 2override [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

nullification; override

Hypernyms ("override" is a kind of...):

change of state (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "override"):

cancellation (the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement)

vitiation (nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null)

counteraction; neutralisation; neutralization (action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action)

neutralisation; neutralization (action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war)


OVERRIDE (verb)


Sense 1override [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rule against

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

override; overrule; overthrow; overturn; reverse

Context example:

The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Hypernyms (to "override" is one way to...):

decree; rule (decide with authority)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2override [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevail over

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

health considerations override financial concerns

Hypernyms (to "override" is one way to...):

dominate; predominate; prevail; reign; rule (be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3override [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "override" is one way to...):

counteract; counterbalance; countervail; neutralize (oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4override [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride (a horse) too hard

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "override" is one way to...):

ride; sit (sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions)

Domain category:

horseback riding; riding (to be carried on horseback as a means of transportation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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