verb out·live \ˌat-ˈliv\

: to live longer than (someone)

: to continue to exist longer than (something) : to outlast (something)

Full Definition of OUTLIVE

transitive verb
:  to live beyond or longer than <outlived most of his friends> <outlive its usefulness>
:  to survive the effects of <universities…outlive many political and social changes — J. B. Conant>

Examples of OUTLIVE

  1. No mother wants to outlive her children.
  2. He outlived his wife by 10 years.

First Known Use of OUTLIVE

15th century

Rhymes with OUTLIVE


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