override

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Pronunciation 1[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
override

Plural
overrides

  1. (countable) An override is a device that is used to suspend an automatic function on a machine.

Verb[change]

Plain form
override

Third person singular
overrides

Simple past
overrode

Past participle
overridden

Present participle
overriding

  1. If you override a decision, you use your authority to reject or cancel it.
    The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law.
  2. If you override a machine, you interrupt its automatic function so as to take manual control.