Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To surpass; excel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To surpass in a rivalry.

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  • verb transitive To outperform; to outdo.

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  • verb be more of a rival than

Etymologies

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out- +‎ rival

Examples

  • “I want them to outrival in splendor those for any of her predecessors.”

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • “I want them to outrival in splendor those for any of her predecessors.”

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • “I want them to outrival in splendor those for any of her predecessors.”

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • He already suspected -- from a brief but polite exchange of words with the class president -- that their language ability might outrival the simple lessons he had developed for his Bible study class.

    Excerpt: Heaven Lake by John Dalton

  • He already suspected—from a brief but polite exchange of words with the class president—that their language ability might outrival the simple lessons he had developed for his Bible study class.

    Heaven Lake

  • He already suspected—from a brief but polite exchange of words with the class president—that their language ability might outrival the simple lessons he had developed for his Bible study class.

    Heaven Lake

  • Affection twined with their life, which no shocks of feeling can uproot, which little quarrels only trample an instant that it may spring more freshly when the pressure is removed: affection that no passion can ultimately outrival, with which even love itself cannot do more than compete in force and truth.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He already suspected—from a brief but polite exchange of words with the class president—that their language ability might outrival the simple lessons he had developed for his Bible study class.

    Heaven Lake

  • He already suspected—from a brief but polite exchange of words with the class president—that their language ability might outrival the simple lessons he had developed for his Bible study class.

    Heaven Lake

  • He already suspected—from a brief but polite exchange of words with the class president—that their language ability might outrival the simple lessons he had developed for his Bible study class.

    Heaven Lake

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