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View synonyms for outvote

outvote

[ out-voht ]

verb (used with object)

, out·vot·ed, out·vot·ing.
  1. to outdo or defeat in voting:

    The rural districts outvoted the urban districts. The measure was outvoted by the farmers.



outvote

/ ˌaʊtˈvəʊt /

verb

  1. tr to defeat by a majority of votes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of outvote1

First recorded in 1640–50; out- + vote
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Example Sentences

Increasingly frustrated liberal justices, routinely outvoted in these emergency cases, sounded off in Wednesday’s midnight opinion.

Will the Obama coalition now forever outvote and and pillage the makers of American wealth?

It had no chance of passage, unless the king would create enough new peers to outvote the opposition.

Representatives of seven-ninths will always see that representatives of two-ninths do not outvote them.

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

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.

Now Rockingham and his friends needed aid from somebody to give them the strength to outvote Grenville and the Tories.

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