• synonyms


verb (used with object), out·braved, out·brav·ing.
  1. to stand up to; face defiantly: to outbrave charges of misconduct.
  2. to surpass in bravery, courage, or daring: None can outbrave the great heroes of the past.
  3. Archaic. to surpass in beauty, splendor, etc.
Show More

Origin of outbrave

First recorded in 1580–90; out- + brave
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for outbrave

Historical Examples

  • Well, drink apace: if any brave you, outbrave him; I'll second you.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays (11 of 15)

    W. Carew Hazlitt

  • I declare, I should like to see if he would not outbrave you all.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)

    Jonathon Holt Ingraham

  • But Jed was bound to outbrave me, and I was equally bound to outbrave him.

British Dictionary definitions for outbrave


verb (tr)
  1. to surpass in bravery
  2. to confront defiantly
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012