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outlive

[ out-liv ]
/ ˌaʊtˈlɪv /
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verb (used with object), out·lived, out·liv·ing.

to live longer than; survive (a person, period, etc.): She outlived her husband by many years.
to outlast; live or last through:The ship outlived the storm. He hopes to outlive the stigma of his imprisonment.

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Origin of outlive

First recorded in 1425–75, outlive is from the late Middle English word outliven.See out-, live1

synonym study for outlive

1. See survive.

OTHER WORDS FROM outlive

outliver, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outlive

outlive
/ (ˌaʊtˈlɪv) /

verb (tr)

to live longer than (someone)
to live beyond (a date or period)he outlived the century
to live through (an experience)
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