I. transitive verb (overrode; overridden; overriding) Date: before 12th century 1. to ride over or across ; trample 2. to ride (as a horse) too much or too hard 3. a. to prevail over ; dominate b. to set aside ; annul <
override a veto
c. to neutralize the action of (as an automatic control) 4. to extend or pass over; especially overlap II. noun Date: 1931 1. a commission paid to managerial personnel on sales made by subordinates 2. royalty 5a 3. a device or system used to override a control 4. an act or an instance of overriding

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