When the boss says something and the CEO comes in and changes the rule, this is an example of when the CEO overrides the boss.
When your primary concern is to stay healthy and this is more important than all other concerns, this is an example of when staying healthy overrides other matters.
When you stop a machine from automatically going up and down and you take manual control of the machine instead, this is an example of when you override the machine.
A stop button on an automatic sprinkler system is an example of an override.
A vote by a committee to change the rule passed by the boss is an example of an override.
- To change or cancel (an automatic function)
- To overrule (a veto), as by a supermajority vote by the legislature.
Origin of override
- From over- +"Ž ride.