out·​ri·​val ˌau̇t-ˈrī-vəl How to pronounce outrival (audio)
outrivaled or outrivalled; outrivaling or outrivalling

transitive verb

: to outdo in a competition or rivalry
Due to debut June 30, Apple's new music-streaming service will try to outrival Spotify for your listening pleasure.Lance Whitney

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, nothing can outrival the famed spicy rigatoni and veal parmesan, but the Major Food Group gents will encourage you to try their favorites. Taylor Stoddard, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outrival was in 1622

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Cite this Entry

“Outrival.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrival. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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