outvote

verb
out·​vote | \ ˌau̇t-ˈvōt How to pronounce outvote (audio) \
outvoted; outvoting

Definition of outvote

transitive verb

: to cast more votes than … youth voter turnout in presidential elections has fallen below 50 percent, and Baby Boomers now outvote their children's generation …— Derek Thompson : to defeat by a majority of votes two groups combining to outvote the other members of the board

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In 2018 Democratic voters outvoted Republicans by more than 4 million people. NBC News, "Efforts to elect Republican women get a boost, but not from the party apparatus," 28 Aug. 2019 The case began early this year when Miller was outvoted 2-1 about whether to file the lawsuit by the board of the OMID — the Oakland Macomb Interceptor Drainage District. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Sinkhole opens outside Eastpointe school, another spotted in Fraser," 27 Aug. 2019 But younger generations are also now outvoting their elders. Lisa Friedman, New York Times, "Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear," 2 Aug. 2019 Thanks to President Trump’s election and Republican control of the Senate, Roberts leads a court with five Republican appointees who can outvote the four Democratic appointees. David G. Savage, latimes.com, "With political power at stake, Supreme Court is set to rule on gerrymandering and the census," 7 June 2019 Thanks to President Donald Trump's election and Republican control of the Senate, Roberts leads a court with five Republican appointees who can outvote the four Democratic appointees. David G. Savage, Anchorage Daily News, "With political power at stake, Supreme Court is set to rule on gerrymandering and the census," 8 June 2019 The crowd listened politely, yes, and then outvoted him. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "A Closer Look at Rockwell’s Four Freedoms," 22 June 2019 While former President Ronald Reagan was reluctant to publicly question Mr. Volcker, his White House frequently criticized Fed policy and nominated several governors who outvoted Mr. Volcker, a rare rebuke. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Donald Trump Says He’s ‘Not Happy’ About Federal Reserve Interest-Rate Increases," 19 July 2018 Tall Boy is put in his place, outvoted by the rest of the Serpents, and with FP's release from prison, everyone seems to be getting along decently well, that is, until Tall Boy makes a deal with the devil (aka Hiram Lodge). Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "OK, But Who The Heck is Tall Boy on "Riverdale"?," 24 Jan. 2019

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1647, in the meaning defined above

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outvote

verb

English Language Learners Definition of outvote

: to defeat (a person or idea) by winning a larger number of votes

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