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English definition of “override”

override

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈraɪd/ (past tense overrode, past participle overridden)
NOT ACCEPT If someone in authority overrides a decision or order, they officially decide that it is wrong: I don't have the power to override his decision.Refusing and rejecting
MORE IMPORTANT to be more important than something else: His desire for money seems to override anything else.Very important or urgent
(Definition of override from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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