out·​per·​form | \ ˌau̇t-pər-ˈfȯrm How to pronounce outperform (audio) , ˌau̇t-pə- \
outperformed; outperforming; outperforms

Definition of outperform

transitive verb

: to perform better than Today a kid who flips burgers can save enough money to buy a motorcycle that will outperform all but a couple of pricey sports cars.— James R. Petersen

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Recent Examples on the Web As such, Helfstein expects the streaming company to outperform its expectations as consumers flock to the less expensive tier, and as the company gains efficiency in monetizing them. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2022 The Giants’ best start since 2016 is certainly exciting, but this team is going to need to vastly outperform its potential to make the playoffs. Baltimore Sun, 20 Sep. 2022 Apple clearly expects the Pro models to significantly outperform the standard models this fall. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 10 Sep. 2022 For this to happen, the company needs to outperform its expectations in global markets and recruit more young subscribers. Lucy Brewster, Fortune, 8 Sep. 2022 The three-technique position is critical to the success of a Cover-2 scheme, and for the Bears to be really good up front, Jones will need to outperform his two-year, $12 million contract. Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2022 Moreover, consumer demand for Tesla's storage items continues to outperform the manufacturing rate. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 The automaker also said the powertrain would be able to outperform its famed SRT Hellcat internal-combustion V-8. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2022 Our marketplace business has continued to outperform our forecast . . . Nick Fuller Googins, Men's Health, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outperform

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Outperform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outperform. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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