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, "More people watched Biden on ABC than Trump on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC," 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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Statistics for outrate

Cite this Entry

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

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

Comments on outrate

What made you want to look up outrate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

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!