outrate

verb
out·​rate | \ ˌau̇t-ˈrāt How to pronounce outrate (audio) \
outrated; outrating

Definition of outrate

transitive verb

: to have a better rating than It also was the first NBC scripted show to outrate a lead-in from "The Voice."— Toni Fitzgerald

Examples of outrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the run-up to Thursday night, the Biden campaign embraced the popular ratings narrative and predicted that Trump would outrate Biden. Brian Stelter, CNN, 16 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'outrate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of outrate

1873, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About outrate

Time Traveler for outrate

Time Traveler

The first known use of outrate was in 1873

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near outrate

outrank

outrate

outray

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for outrate

Cite this Entry

“Outrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrate. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!