outvote

verb
out·​vote | \ ˌau̇t-ˈvōt \
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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Those weren’t the only races where Democrats outvoted Republicans. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Slow waves, high turnout and no lockouts: Four lessons from this week’s primaries," 7 June 2018 Take the one race where the Democrats outvoted the Republicans in a congressional primary, a seat held by a Republican, West Texas, district 23. Fox News, "What to expect from Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un," 11 Mar. 2018 The stakes are high, and although women traditionally outvote men even in non-presidential years, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy for us. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Women's Equality Day: It Can Still Be Hard for Women to Vote. Here's What You Should Know About Your Rights," 27 Aug. 2018 The one district held by the GOP where Democrats outvoted Republicans is the 49th, where Rep. Darrell Issa is retiring. Karl Rove, WSJ, "Will the ‘Blue Wave’ Break in California?," 6 June 2018 These things do not help, but the uncomfortable truth is that in low-turnout electoral politics, a smaller, cohesive, motivated group can go on outvoting a larger, disparate, apathetic group for a long time. The Economist, "Demography is not destinyBuilding a multiracial coalition is more difficult than it seems," 12 July 2018 If Mary benefits from the park and Raymond is harmed by it, then Mary will outvote Raymond. Eric Posner And Glen Weyl, Vox, "The Supreme Court is an anti-democratic nightmare. Here’s how to fix it.," 29 June 2018 Will Democrats and Independents do so in enough numbers to outvote them? Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Rot on the Right, Green Shoots on the Left," 28 June 2018 Through this transfer, Garces was able to outvote the investors by 3-2. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Investors file appeal to block Garces auction," 8 June 2018

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1647, in the meaning defined above

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