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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Override \O`ver*ride"\, v. t. [imp. Overrode; p. p.
Overridden, Overrode, Overrid; p. pr. & vb. n.
Overriding.] [AS. offer[imac]dan.]
1. To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.
The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart.
2. To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to
nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a
3. Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may
override the decision of a subordinate.
4. To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot
overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of
5. To ride beyond; to pass; to outride. [Obs.]
I overrode him on the way. --Shak.
6. To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a manually operated device to correct the operation of an
2: the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or
overriding the effect or force of something [syn:
v 1: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the
House voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn,
override, overthrow, reverse]
2: prevail over; "health considerations override financial
3: counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift
in a vehicle)
4: ride (a horse) too hard
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
138 Moby Thesaurus words for "override":
abolish, abrogate, annul, arch over, beat down, bend, bestraddle,
bestride, break, bridge, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cancel,
castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, conquer, countermand,
counterorder, cow, crush, daunt, despotize, disannul, do away with,
domineer, domineer over, enslave, extend over, fell, flatten,
grind, grind down, hang over, henpeck, hit and run, humble,
imbricate, intimidate, inundate, invalidate, jut, keep down,
keep under, lap, lap over, lie over, lord it over, make void,
master, nullify, oppress, outclass, outdo, outgo, outjump, outleap,
outmaneuver, outmarch, outpace, outperform, outplay, outpoint,
outrange, outreach, outride, outrival, outrun, outshine, outstep,
outstrip, outvie, outwit, overarch, overawe, overbear, overflow,
overhang, overjump, overlap, overleap, overlie, overmaster,
overmatch, overplay, overrule, overrun, press heavy on, prostrate,
put down, quell, recall, recant, reduce, renege, repeal, repress,
rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, ride, ride down, ride over,
ride roughshod over, run down, run over, set aside, shingle, smash,
span, subdue, subjugate, suppress, suspend, terrorize, trample,
trample down, trample on, trample underfoot, trample upon,
tread down, tread underfoot, tread upon, tyrannize, tyrannize over,
unman, vacate, vanquish, void, waive, walk all over, walk over,
weigh heavy on, withdraw, write off
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