Override vs Overthrow - What's the difference?

override | overthrow |


As verbs the difference between override and overthrow

is that override is to ride across or beyond something while overthrow is to throw down to the ground, to overturn or overthrow can be (intransitive) to throw (something) so that it goes too far.

As nouns the difference between override and overthrow

is that override is a mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control while overthrow is a removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force or overthrow can be (sports) a throw that goes too far.

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.
  • overthrow

    English

    Etymology 1

    From .

    Verb

  • To throw down to the ground, to overturn.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , John II:
  • And he made a scourge of smale cordes, and drave them all out off the temple, bothe shepe and oxen, and powred doune the changers money, and overthrue their tables.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • His wife overthrew the table.
  • To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  • I hate the current government, but not enough to want to overthrow them.
  • * Dryden
  • When the walls of Thebes he overthrew .
  • * Shakespeare
  • [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
    Derived terms
    * overthrowal

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force.
  • *
  • What then must we do? Why, work night and day, body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race!
    Hypernyms
    * (removal by force) downfall
    Coordinate terms
    * (removal by force) collapse

    Etymology 2

    Verb

  • (intransitive) To throw (something) so that it goes too far.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sports) A throw that goes too far.
  • He overthrew first base, for an error.
  • (cricket) A run scored by the batting side when a fielder throws the ball back to the infield, whence it continues to the opposite outfield.
  • Quotations

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