outpromise

verb out·prom·ise \ ˌau̇t-ˈprä-məs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of outpromise

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

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First Known Use of outpromise

1645


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