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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.
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overrideverb

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

overridenoun [C]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪd/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈraɪd/
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overrideverb [T]

uk   us   /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]
The safety of our employees is our overriding priority.

overridenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvəraɪd/
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)
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