AskDefine | Define overrode

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1 a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
2 the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something [syn: nullification]


1 rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn, overthrow, reverse]
2 prevail over; "health considerations override financial concerns"
3 counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
4 ride (a horse) too hard [also: overrode, overridden]overrode See override

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'ovəɻɔʊd/


  1. past tense of override
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