outperform

[out-per-fawrm]

verb (used with object)

to surpass in excellence of performance; do better than: a new engine that outperforms the competition; a stock that outperformed all others.

Nearby words

  1. outness,
  2. outnumber,
  3. outpace,
  4. outparish,
  5. outpatient,
  6. outplace,
  7. outplacement,
  8. outplay,
  9. outpoint,
  10. outport

Origin of outperform

First recorded in 1955–60; out- + perform

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British Dictionary definitions for outperform

outperform

verb (tr)

to perform better than (someone or something)
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Word Origin and History for outperform

outperform

v.

1960, from out (adv.) + perform. Related: Outperformed; outperforming.

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