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Definition of "override" []

  • To ride across. (verb-transitive)
  • To ride beyond. (verb-transitive)
  • To trample on. (verb-transitive)
  • To ride (a horse) too hard. (verb-transitive)
  • To prevail over; conquer: Budgetary concerns overrode all other considerations. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "override" in a sentence
  • "Cook hearing the testimony from rasmussen and harrell made it seem like a veto override is unlikely. they both spoke pretty passionately against the bill. rasmussen less so, but it seems like he doesn't ever really get passionate about anything, so who knows. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds"
  • "Michael says: cboldt: – the 2/3 for a veto override is explicitly in the Constitution."
  • "It is her ambition, her dream that once again override the need of people and the country, even her own party."