outpromise

verb
out·prom·ise | \ ˌau̇t-ˈprä-məs \
outpromised; outpromising

Definition of outpromise 

transitive verb

: to promise more or better things than The field of would-be nominees is led by a puffed-up self-promoter who denounces overpromising politicians while outpromising them all … —John Farmer

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Nothing is more entertaining than two liberals (Gov. Andrew Cuomo vs. Mayor Bill de Blasio ) trying to outpromise each other with other people’s money. WSJ, "Attention Commuters: Your Delay Is Caused by Politics," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of outpromise

1645, in the meaning defined above

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