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[out-voht] /ˌaʊtˈvoʊt/
verb (used with object), outvoted, outvoting.
to outdo or defeat in voting:
The rural districts outvoted the urban districts. The measure was outvoted by the farmers.
Origin of outvote
First recorded in 1640-50; out- + vote Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now Rockingham and his friends needed aid from somebody to give them the strength to outvote Grenville and the Tories.

  • A number of these kings and princelings, combining in the Bundesrat, can outvote the powerful king of Prussia.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard
  • Our defeats we claimed as victories, inasmuch as we forced our opponents to bring out all their friends to outvote us.

  • I don't want to interfere in your plans, and as you would be two to one of course you could outvote me if I did.

    Dorothy's Double G. A. Henty
  • It had no chance of passage, unless the king would create enough new peers to outvote the opposition.

  • If the holders of these seats were debarred from voting, the Populists could outvote the Republicans.

    The Agrarian Crusade Solon J. Buck
  • Representatives of seven-ninths will always see that representatives of two-ninths do not outvote them.

    Another Sheaf John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for outvote


(transitive) to defeat by a majority of votes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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