Override vs Overrule - What's the difference?

override | overrule |


As verbs the difference between override and overrule

is that override is to ride across or beyond something while overrule is to rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.

As a noun override

is a mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

override

English

Verb

  • To ride across or beyond something.
  • To ride a horse too hard.
  • To counteract the normal operation of something.
  • The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law .
  • *
  • The needs of the windmill must override everything else, he said.
  • (programming, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
  • How the cat runs is defined in the method run() of the class Cat, which overrides the same method with the same signature of superclass called Mammal.

    Usage notes

    * The form overrode is sometimes used as a past participle, in place of the standard overridden.

    See also

    * (programming) overload

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.
  • A royalty.
  • A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.
  • overrule

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
  • # To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter.
  • * Clarendon
  • His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
  • To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
  • The line judge signalled the ball was in, but this was overruled by the umpire.
  • (legal) To dismiss or throw out (a protest or objection) at a court.
  • 1. to rule against or disallow the arguments of (a person): The senator was overruled by the committee chairman. 2. to rule or decide against (a plea, argument, etc.); reject: to overrule an objection. 3. to prevail over so as to change the purpose or action: a delay that overruled our plans. 4. to exercise control or influence over: belief in a beneficent deity that overrules the universe.