from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To outdo in voting: The county seat outvoted the smaller towns.
- transitive v. To defeat (an opponent or proposal, for example) in voting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cast more votes than another
- v. To defeat another by obtaining more votes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To exceed in the number of votes given; to defeat by votes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To exceed in the number of votes given; defeat by greater number of votes; outnumber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. defeat by a majority of votes
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The Senate functions on unanimous consent: any Senator can object to anything, and require that the majority either outvote him, or buy him off.
At any time when the Democrats had anywhere from 34 up through 67 Senators present and voting their way, the nominees could be confirmed, e.g., at 4 am tomorrow morning when 40 Democrats are around to outvote 18 Republicans.
Purslow, Ayre and the chairman, Martin Broughton? who can outvote Hicks and Gillett, clearly approved the release of the statement.
There are makers, takers, and fakers, and right now, the latter two outnumber (and outvote and outlobby) the makers by a large margin.
Forced savings is a reluctant compromise position, because people who believe that Americans are too stupid to save properly outvote us at present.
A Mexican judge recently ruled that the company can consider its own subsidiaries as creditors, allowing them to outvote the actual investors who bought the company's bonds.
Governments are hoping other ECB members will outvote Mr. Weidmann—especially if they are confident the German government supports the move.
Mr. Dodik argues that his first responsibility is to the people who elected him in Republika Srpska, who feel that any move to a centralized state threatens them because Bosnian Muslims will always have a majority to outvote them — the reason why the Dayton accord created such an unwieldy polity in the first place.
Polls in the past month have shown consistently that Mr. Sarkozy may not even make it to the election run-off, with International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Front National leader Marine Le Pen poised to outvote him in the first round.
Ms. Aubry starts the race as a favorite alongside Mr. Hollande, with polls suggesting that both of them would outvote the incumbent president in next May's presidential election.