out·​daz·​zle | \ ˌau̇t-ˈda-zəl How to pronounce outdazzle (audio) \
outdazzled; outdazzling

Definition of outdazzle

transitive verb

: to surpass in brilliance : to be more dazzling : outshine … their colors can outdazzle a rainbow— Judy Braus

Examples of outdazzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s Jackman and Zac Efron, as Barnum’s rich-kid business partner Philip Carlyle, doing a song-and-dance routine in an old-fashioned bar, each striving to outdazzle the other with their not-quite-real yet wholly alluring knock-em-dead smiles. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Greatest Showman Is Bonkers, But Earnestly So," 20 Dec. 2017 His ambition was not to outdazzle the refinery, or to fix it up with apologetic tinkering, but to reveal its pocked and pitted splendor with one precise gesture. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "New Plans for the Domino Sugar Complex, Revealed," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of outdazzle

1691, in the meaning defined above

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“Outdazzle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdazzle?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=o&file=outdazzle_1. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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