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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.
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Origin of outvote

First recorded in 1640–50; out- + vote
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Related Words for outvote

alter, annul, control, countermand, direct, disallow, disregard, dominate, govern, ignore, influence, invalidate, nullify, outweigh, overturn, quash, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke

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Historical Examples of outvote

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

    A Short History of the United States

    Edward Channing

  • A number of these kings and princelings, combining in the Bundesrat, can outvote the powerful king of Prussia.

  • Our defeats we claimed as victories, inasmuch as we forced our opponents to bring out all their friends to outvote us.

  • 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.

    Dorothy's Double

    G. A. Henty

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

British Dictionary definitions for outvote


  1. (tr) to defeat by a majority of votes
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