Meaning of “override” in the English Dictionary

"override" in British English

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uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪd/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈraɪd/ overrode, overridden

overridenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪd/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈraɪd/

(Definition of “override” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"override" in American English

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overrideverb [ T ]

us /ˌoʊ·vərˈrɑɪd/ past tense overrode /ˌoʊ·vərˈroʊd/ , past participle overridden /ˌoʊ·vərˈrɪd·ən/

to ignore or refuse to accept a suggestion, idea, or method that already exists or operates:

The legislature voted to override the presidential veto.

(Definition of “override” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"override" in Business English

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overrideverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊvəˈraɪd/ us

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.
adjective [ before noun ]

The safety of our employees is our overriding priority.

overridenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈəʊvəraɪd/ us

a vote or a decision that ends or changes an earlier law or decision:

The city council voted in favor of a tax override.

a way of changing the control of a machine or system in special situations, especially from automatic to control by a person:

The heating system has a manual override.

HR →  overriding commission

(Definition of “override” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)