Definition of 'override'
Example sentences containing 'override'
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My overriding concern has always been his wellbeing. The Sun (2017)And the overriding sentiment is one of gratitude that they lived through such a period. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Founders may lose their sparkle, move on or try to override the board one too many times. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There were tears and laughter but the overriding emotion was total relief. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Should the captain always have override to get in? Times, Sunday Times (2015)This imbalance is down to one overriding factor. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This highly focused woman is now reserving her energy almost entirely for the overriding priority of art. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The overriding feeling is often a sense of helplessness. Christianity Today (2000)Security at home and abroad was the overriding concern. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)The pain was unbearable but the overriding emotion was a fear of dying. The Sun (2010)His theological view would always override any purely political allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The overriding one this year concerns childhood obesity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That is the overriding priority and that is what he is good at. The Sun (2016)The overriding emotion when we are together is comfort and pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the series has one overriding problem. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Money replaces craft as the overriding priority. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But that's always with an override to the civil courts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's like you have an overriding sense of the goodness of the universe unfolding as it should. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They also claim that aircraft systems were designed to override the manual cut-off of fuel to the engines and to continue pumping fuel to them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)No manual gearbox option, but standard six-speed auto with manual override is superb. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Once again this government is trying to override common sense, human nature and personal freedom in the interests of a policy not fit for purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'override'
British English: override VERB
If one thing in a situation overrides other things, it is more important than them.
The welfare of a child should always override the wishes of its parents.
Definition of override from the Collins English Dictionary
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