override

You can override or reject a decision if you're more powerful than the person who originally made the decision. And Congress has the power to override or nullify the Presidential veto if they have a two-thirds vote.

The word override can be used in a number of contexts. You can override or ride on top of the grass. You can override a horse, or ride it too hard. An army can override or dominate the enemy in a war. And a judge can override or set aside a decision in court. Regardless of which meaning you're using, remember that the thing doing the overriding always has the upper hand.

Primary Meanings of override

1.
v
ride (a horse) too hard
2.
vn
prevail over
the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
3.
nv
a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
Full Definitions of override
1

v ride (a horse) too hard

Type of:
ride, sit
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
2

v prevail over

“health considerations override financial concerns”
Type of:
dominate, predominate, prevail, reign, rule
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

v rule against

Synonyms:
overrule, overthrow, overturn, reverse
Type of:
decree, rule
decide with authority

n the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

Synonyms:
nullification
Types:
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cancellation
the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
vitiation
nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null
counteraction, neutralisation, neutralization
action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
neutralisation, neutralization
action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
abrogation, annulment, repeal
the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
write-off
the act of cancelling from an account a bad debt or a worthless asset
attainder, civil death
cancellation of civil rights
recission, rescission
(law) the act of rescinding; the cancellation of a contract and the return of the parties to the positions they would have had if the contract had not been made
Type of:
change of state
the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
3

n a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device

Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

v counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

Type of:
counteract, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize
oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

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