outlive

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verb out·live \ˌau̇t-ˈliv\

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



OUTLIVE Defined for English Language Learners

outlive

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verb out·live \ˌau̇t-ˈliv\

Definition of outlive for English Language Learners

  • : to live longer than (someone)

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


OUTLIVE Defined for Kids

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verb out·live \au̇t-ˈliv\

Definition of outlive for Students

outlived

outliving

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



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