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English definition of “override”


verb (NOT ACCEPT)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪd/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overrode, overridden)
[T] (of a person who has the necessary authority ) to decide against or refuse to accept a previous decision , an order , a person , etc.: Every time I make a suggestion at work , my boss overrides me/it. The president used his veto to override the committee's decision .Refusing and rejecting [T] to operate an automatic machine by hand : He overrode the autopilot when he realized it was malfunctioning .Using and misusing
(Definition of override verb (NOT ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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