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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of override.

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  • v. Simple past of override.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There's a priority override on private communications, as you can imagine - but of course your name overrode that. '

    2061 Odyssey Three

  • A desire to have the faith that was in her supported by this man's own word overrode her shyness.

    The Unspeakable Perk

  • LEVIN: The judge in this case kind of overrode your department by setting policies that have to do ultimately with overcrowding and issues that you have to deal with.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2007

  • Dorn said he "overrode" his attorney's advice to challenge the charge.

    KIROTV.com - Local News

  • "overrode" just as mine did; but his face was enough and would have been evidence of his identity as my son in any court in Christendom.

    Seven Wives and Seven Prisons

  • At Wednesday's hearing, Ms. Schapiro said SEC staff in signing the lease overrode her preference for staffing the bulk of any new hires in regional offices and for any new office space in Washington to be within walking distance from the SEC's headquarters.

    SEC Leasing Flap Intensifies

  • The latter's unaffected elegance overrode the unfortunate aesthetics of Ms. Hynes's dull-purple, striped-shirt costume, which more befits a gangster than a swain on a lyric stroll with his lady love.

    A Company in Progress

  • But in an alternate cast the younger Matthew Renko performed with an eagerness and focus that overrode his occasional technical shortcomings.

    A Company in Progress

  • The euro rose against the dollar, as support from Japanese and European financial authorities momentarily overrode angst about the euro-zone debt crisis.

    What's News

  • Countrywide allegedly loosened its mortgage standards and verification procedures and agents overrode warnings from a computerized underwriting system that analyzed the ability of applicants to repay.

    California Settles Predatory Lending Lawsuit Against Countrywide Execs

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