Synonyms of overriding


1. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse, rule, decree

usage: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

2. override, predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail

usage: prevail over; "health considerations override financial concerns"

3. override, counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance

usage: counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

4. override, ride, sit

usage: ride (a horse) too hard


1. overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating, dominant (vs. subordinate)

usage: having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"

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Definition and meaning of overriding (Dictionary)