outpromise

verb

out·​prom·​ise ˌau̇t-ˈprä-məs How to pronounce outpromise (audio)
outpromised; outpromising

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

Examples of outpromise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 14 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpromise was in 1645

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“Outpromise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpromise. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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