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English noun: override

1. override (artifact) a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device

Broader (hypernym)device

2. override (act) the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something


Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)cancellation, counteraction, neutralisation, neutralisation, neutralization, neutralization, vitiation

English verb: override

1. override (cognition) rule against

SamplesThe Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill.

Synonymsoverrule, overthrow, overturn, reverse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decree, rule

2. override (stative) prevail over

SamplesHealth considerations override financial concerns.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dominate, predominate, prevail, reign, rule

3. override (social) counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)counteract, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize

4. override (motion) ride (a horse) too hard

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ride, sit

Domain categoryhorseback riding, riding

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