out·​face ˌau̇t-ˈfās How to pronounce outface (audio)
outfaced; outfacing; outfaces

transitive verb

: to cause to waver or submit by or as if by staring
: to confront unflinchingly : defy

Examples of outface in a Sentence

rescue workers who outface the daily threat of catastrophe

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outface was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Outface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outface. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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