View synonyms for outsource


[ out-sawrs, ‑-sohrs ]

verb (used with object)

, out·sourced, out·sourc·ing.
  1. (of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source. Compare backsource.
  2. to contract out (jobs, services, etc.):

    a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm.

verb (used without object)

, out·sourced, out·sourc·ing.
  1. to obtain goods or services from an outside source:

    U.S. companies who outsource from China.


/ ˌaʊtˈsɔːs /


  1. to subcontract (work) to another company
  2. to buy in (components for a product) rather than manufacture them

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Other Words From

  • outsourcing noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of outsource1

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Example Sentences

Instead, it built out massive internet infrastructure where content moderation has been an afterthought and a job to be outsourced to the less fortunate.

Imperial Beach is one of several cities in San Diego County that outsources its policing efforts to the Sheriff’s Department.

Modern-day omnivores have long outsourced the dirty work, of course.

On July 13, according to her declaration, Werner called Morris after reading a newspaper article about the Sheriff’s Department exploring the possibility of outsourcing jail medical and mental health services to a private contractor.

Ratings and reviews, like Maps themselves are ultimately too important, to be outsourced even to strong third party platforms like TripAdvisor and Yelp.

Another tip is to outsource willpower: Enlist family and friends to join you in your goal to give up smoking or get fit.

The website CrowdMed lets you outsource your medical diagnoses to users competing for points and cash.

While we in Israel prefer a peaceful resolution, we do not outsource our security.

“I think these retailers need their asses handed to them,” Charney said of the companies who outsource to unsafe factories.

You can outsource just about anything these days and the proof is on Fiverr, a marketplace where people will do things for $5.