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outrank

[out-rangk] /ˌaʊtˈræŋk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to have a higher rank than:
A major outranks a captain in the army.
Origin of outrank
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; out- + rank1
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  • The counting-house was coming to outrank the editorial room in their management.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • In this one respect—I dare not say in any other—we outrank our brothers.

  • Wells, who is colonel of regulars, claims to outrank Lewis, and demands to be posted on the right.

    Sustained honor John R. Musick,
  • Many of these now outrank the parent in the regions and for the purposes for which Taylor is grown.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • To outrank these exalted personages was not beyond inquisitorial ambition.

  • He will do less at first, but he promises to outrank the other man after a period of further training.

  • This explains why the world is so filled with fanatics and schismatics, and why every man would master and outrank all others.

    Epistle Sermons, Vol. II Martin Luther
  • Septmoncel is the leader of these, made in the Jura mountains and considered by many French caseophiles to outrank Roquefort.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • He's supposed to outrank a Space Patrol General—and he's amused by the situation he's here to remedy.

British Dictionary definitions for outrank

outrank

/ˌaʊtˈræŋk/
verb (transitive)
1.
to be of higher rank than
2.
to take priority over
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Word Origin and History for outrank
v.

1829, from out (adv.) + rank. Related: Outranked; outranking.

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