Definitions

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  • v. To stand out bravely against; to face up to courageously.
  • v. To surpass or outrival.
  • v. To be more brave than.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To excel in bravery or in insolence; to defy with superior courage or audacity.
  • transitive v. To excel in magnificence or comeliness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To surpass in braving or defying; exceed in daring or audacity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be braver than
  • v. resist bravely

Etymologies

From out- +‎ brave. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For some time she endeavoured to outbrave me; neither the fiddler nor she desisted; but at last she gave over, and the musician laid aside his instrument. . .

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • But Jed was bound to outbrave me, and I was equally bound to outbrave him.

    Chapter 13

  • What a deal of money did Henry VIII. and Francis I. king of France, spend at that [1719] famous interview? and how many vain courtiers, seeking each to outbrave other, spent themselves, their livelihood and fortunes, and died beggars?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And there can be no more infallible evidence of a miscarriage in such a condition, than when pride, or passion, or prejudice, or any corrupt affection, can either outbrave or stifle that compliance with a just reproof which conscience will assuredly tender, Rom. ii.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • 'I see,' said the genie, 'that you both outbrave me, but both of you shall know, by the treatment I give you, what I am capable of doing.'

    Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights

  • "I see," said the genie, "that you both outbrave me, but both of you shall know by my treatment of you of what I am capable."

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments

  • A man, or a woman for that matter, should have the courage to outbrave an oath when it hurts the innocent.

    Hetty Wesley

  • Not that we need suppose him to have made it a point of honour to outbrave the new law in general by continuing to publish without a licence; but because, in this particular case, he had no choice but to do so, and did not mind doing so.

    The Life of John Milton

  • Aramis wished on his part, with his nervous nature, armed with extraordinary courage, to outbrave fatigue, and employ himself with Gourville and

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

  • And if this once comes to be the case, I cannot see, but that those high blades, who pretend to outbrave hell, and laugh at all apprehensions of future misery, yet when they come to feel the hand of

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

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