UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌəʊvərˈraɪdɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌoʊvɚˈraɪdɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ō′vər rīding)

From the verb override: (⇒ conjugate)
overriding is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the overriding [goal, objective, aim] is to
  2. the overriding [consideration, aspect, point, factor] (of)
  3. the overriding [need, reason, importance] (for)
  4. the overriding factor [behind, concerning, of, against]
  5. the overriding concern of the [committee, company, public, family]
  6. out overriding concern is [for, with]
  7. the overriding goal of the [team, plan, project]
  8. the [judge, captain] has the overriding [authority, responsibility, power]
  9. an overriding [oceanic, tectonic, continental] plate
  10. law: an overriding interest
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [automatic, manual] override
  2. have to use the manual override
  3. where is the override?
  4. use the override in case of
  5. use the override to [prevent, avoid, take over]
  6. the override of the [system, controls]
  7. an emergency override
  8. an override for the [doors, gas valve, brakes]
  9. pull the [door] override
  10. [cost, expense, project] overrides
  11. the cost override ran into the [hundreds, thousands]
  12. cost overrides [halted, stopped] production
  13. an override of the [objection, ruling, veto]
  14. the (manual) override switch
  1. the [court, judge] overrode the [sentence, verdict]
  2. overrode [her objection, the order]
  3. override the [system, computer, servers]
  4. override their [advisers, captain, manager]
  5. override the [settings, camera, device, lock]
  6. override the [settings] by [selecting, pressing, pushing]
  7. [manually, automatically] override [the settings]
  8. the need for [protection, food, water] overrides (all) others
  9. (this) overrides any other [need, concern, consideration]
  10. [should, must, ought to] override any other [need]
  11. override a [horse, mount, pony, camel]
  12. the [horse] was overridden
n as adj
  1. the (manual) override switch
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