outvote

verb

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

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

Examples of outvote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After vigorous debate, we were outvoted by proponents of Granny, who calmly rocks in her chair on the porch of her house in the Streets of Old Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2024 Democrats introduced their own spending plan, but were outvoted. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2024 All of our former championship winners are flying the flag for their home breweries again (except for the Big Ash 2020 winner Coffee Blonde, which was outvoted by the Symphony Vienna Lager). The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2024 And that basic idea – older people outvoting everybody else – figures to continue as America’s population gets older. Andre Mouchard, Orange County Register, 4 Feb. 2024 Later in October 2021, Pastor, Guardado , Ansari and former Councilman Carlos Garcia lobbied to pass the ordinance but were outvoted. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 10 Jan. 2024 The conservative Justices outvoted the liberals, 5–4, granting the stay. E. Tammy Kim, The New Yorker, 7 Feb. 2024 Producer Lorne Michaels actually preferred her for the role of Regina but was outvoted in the end. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 9 Jan. 2024 In is up against Sid’s Garage after the duo outvoted Double Tap Pub and Holy Cow, respectively. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 27 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outvote was in 1647

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“Outvote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outvote. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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