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, "More people watched Biden on ABC than Trump on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of outrate

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Outrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrate. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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