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

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 Japan’s game against Korea registered a 44.4 TV rating in Japan, which outrated all sports competitions during the Tokyo Olympics. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 18 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outrate was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Outrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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