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English definition of “override”

override

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈraɪd/
to refuse to accept or to decide against a previous decision or order: override a decision/veto It takes a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate to override the governor's veto. Every time I make a suggestion at work, my boss overrides me.
to be more important than something else: The common good, he argued, overrode minority interests.
to stop a machine operating automatically, and control it yourself: He overrode the autopilot when he realised it was malfunctioning.
overriding adjective [before noun]
(Definition of override verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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