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outlive

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verb out·live \ˌau̇t-ˈliv\

Simple Definition of outlive

  • : to live longer than (someone)

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outlive

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to live beyond or longer than <outlived most of his friends> <outlive its usefulness>

  3. 2 :  to survive the effects of <universities…outlive many political and social changes — J. B. Conant>

Examples of outlive in a sentence

  1. No mother wants to outlive her children.

  2. He outlived his wife by 10 years.



15th Century

First Known Use of outlive

15th century

Rhymes with outlive



OUTLIVE Defined for Kids

outlive

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verb out·live \au̇t-ˈliv\

Definition of outlive for Students

outlivedoutliving

  1. :  to live or last longer than <That rule has outlived its usefulness.>





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