Definition of outperform in English:



  • 1 Perform better than:

    ‘an experienced employee will outperform the novice’
    • ‘In other words, we tested whether either method outperforms the other and whether that performance was conditional on the sampling strategy employed.’
    • ‘He says his company outperforms its industry in the area of employee retention, even during a downturn about two years ago that saw bonuses dry up in the wake of a failed merger attempt.’
    • ‘In comparing our performance to other long distance operators, we outperform many.’
    • ‘The CEO who knows that his or her multi-million dollar salary will only continue to be paid if the firm outperforms the competition will be driven to succeed.’
    • ‘The fly-by-wire concept allows combat aircraft to perform incredible maneuvers and outperform the enemy.’
    • ‘An enormous effort has gone into ensuring that this concert outperforms the great event of 1985 and raises awareness of a fundamental cause.’
    • ‘We are committed to direct relationships, providing the best products and services based on standards-based technology, and outperforming the competition with value and a superior customer experience.’
    • ‘In fact, of the 13 states that exceeded the federal minimum wage in 2003, seven outperformed the rest of the country in job creation.’
    • ‘Do you congratulate players when they win and outperform others or when they try hard and improve?’
    • ‘The carrier's 1,092-foot flight deck outperforms some of the best commercial airports, launching and recovering up to 90 aircraft on hundreds of flights every day, according to the Navy.’
    • ‘With loan repayments exceeding 98 per cent, it outperforms all other banks in Bangladesh and most banks around the world.’
    • ‘The overall results indicated accurate, comparable, and clinically acceptable performance for both devices, with neither device outperforming the other.’
    • ‘The girls are outperforming the lads and it's time we did something to stop it.’
    • ‘In the macabre league of risky sports, it is a revelation to learn that fishing outperforms skydiving for leaving its participants with nasty injuries.’
    • ‘Occasionally, then, give an assignment designed to demonstrate that you think an employee has what it takes to outperform himself.’
    • ‘As the data indicate, the experimental group outperformed the control group on the extended-response essay.’
    • ‘The results revealed that the experimental group significantly outperformed the control group on gross motor skills and locomotion.’
    • ‘Other researchers have found that when essay exams are used to evaluate performance, women outperformed their male counterparts.’
    • ‘Maybe it's that the duct-tape efficiency has the capacity to transcend design - to outperform its specifications.’
    • ‘Cumbria's teenagers are outperforming the national average in new performance tables released this week based on tests for 14-year-olds.’
    excel, be better than, be superior to, be greater than, exceed, transcend
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    1. 1.1 (of an investment) be more profitable than:
      ‘Georgian silver has outperformed the stock market’
      • ‘On a historical basis, equities have consistently outperformed property when measured over a 10 or 20-year period.’
      • ‘Discerning investments in art will outperform the equity markets and is currently a better bet for me than anything else.’
      • ‘The debate about whether property investment will outperform an investment in the stock market will run and run.’
      • ‘As the bear market has gone back into its cave, small cap stocks have been outperforming their larger rivals.’
      • ‘First, it means that a lot of homeowners are rationally looking at their homes as financial assets that are currently outperforming other investments.’
      • ‘I wrote last week about how equities outperform bonds which outperform cash investments over time, but are more volatile in the short term.’
      • ‘Gold has still not returned to its highs of 1980 and all high quality bonds were a great investment and have outperformed equities.’
      • ‘I'm even comfortable with the ups and downs of the stock market, knowing that shares outperform every other investment over the long term.’
      • ‘Even if foreign investments outperform domestic ones, he adds, higher fees eat up the extra return.’
      • ‘This would appear to suggest that investing in property outperforms an investment in the stock market - that is until you consider that the stock market is usually a leading indicator of the economy.’
      • ‘Over the eighteen-year horizon from birth until university, shares are likely to outperform all other mainstream investments.’
      • ‘The Latin American currencies generally outperformed their global counterparts.’
      • ‘For two decades the pharma sector consistently outperformed the broad market.’
      • ‘The way I learned it is that in the long run stock investments outperform bonds.’
      • ‘Corporate bonds were mixed this week, with investment grade issues outperforming the wobbly junk.’
      • ‘The reason this fund outperformed its peers was due to good stock picking.’
      • ‘Over the long run, as the graph dramatically shows, equities have strongly outperformed bonds and inflation.’
      • ‘That said, equity-based investments are expected to outperform cash in the longer term.’
      • ‘All available knowledge points to equities dramatically outperforming every other kind of investment over a period of time.’
      • ‘Over the longer term, a growth portfolio has historically outperformed an income portfolio by a wide margin.’