override

Part of speech: verb

To ride down; set aside.

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Usage examples "override":

  1. The Councils could not legally override the Directory; neither could the Directory veto the decrees of the Councils, nor, by dissolving them, compel an appeal to the country. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
  2. Ought we to let a cavalry general override those instructions? - "A Dash from Diamond City", George Manville Fenn.
  3. And, thereafter, there were no further attempts to override my appointments. - "Thirty Years in the Itinerancy", Wesson Gage Miller.