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[out-voht] /ˌaʊtˈvoʊt/
verb (used with object), outvoted, outvoting.
to outdo or defeat in voting:
The rural districts outvoted the urban districts. The measure was outvoted by the farmers.
Origin of outvote
1640-50; out- + vote Unabridged
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  • Debtors tend to outnumber creditors, and thus can outvote them.
  • The idea of a roundtable should be to encourage a diversity of experience, not to outvote the other side.
  • So now the middle ground realizes they have to outvote the poor and the bewildered if the country is to grow and prosper at all.
British Dictionary definitions for outvote


(transitive) to defeat by a majority of votes
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