Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To surpass in speaking; say or express more than; signify or claim superiority to; be superior to in meaning or significance.
  • To speak out or aloud.

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

  • transitive verb To exceed in speaking.
  • transitive verb To speak openly or boldly.
  • transitive verb To express more than.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To speak out or aloud.
  • verb transitive To declare; utter; express; vocalise.
  • verb transitive To surpass in speaking; say or express more than; signify or claim superiority to; be superior to in meaning or significance; speak louder than.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From out- +‎ speak. Cognate with Dutch uitspreken ("to pronounce, outspeak"), German aussprechen ("to express, pronounce").

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