Definition of outvote in English:

outvote

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Defeat by tallying a greater number of votes.

    • ‘At party congresses, the revisionists, who argued for a reconciliation with the existing social order, were regularly outvoted.’
    • ‘Most of the power stays with the member states, although their representatives can find themselves outvoted on a wider range of issues.’
    • ‘The meeting turned to farce as Conservatives staged a walkout, having been outvoted on their amendments to the budget.’
    • ‘If you don't do something now, you're going to be outnumbered and outvoted in your own country.’
    • ‘He demurs, is outflanked and outvoted and finally gives grudging agreement to the match.’
    • ‘It seems unlikely that simply being outvoted would deflect them from their path.’
    • ‘The race would be tight every month, I should imagine, with Republicans and Democrats trying to outvote each other.’
    • ‘The committee Democrats were simply outvoted on the rules change.’
    • ‘He didn't believe the argument but got outvoted, he said.’
    • ‘The use of qualified majority voting in the Council was an obvious constraint: any individual government might be outvoted.’
    • ‘You only have to outvote, outspend or outshout them.’
    • ‘I may be outvoted on that, but at least I will have had the chance to stand up for people who do not get a voice in the workplace.’
    • ‘Therefore, the large countries must be given greater influence and be able to outvote a minority of countries by majority decisions.’
    • ‘Students often feel that their voice really doesn't matter and that they'll be outvoted in matters of municipal politics anyway.’
    • ‘If the present rules were retained, the entry of many relatively smaller and economically weak countries would either paralyse the EU completely, or the smaller countries could outvote the larger ones.’
    • ‘For the Democrats, being outvoted means they are living in a police state.’
    • ‘She, apparently, also has noticed that I am hopelessly outnumbered and outvoted.’
    • ‘Germany argued that despite its 80 million population it could be easily outvoted by the 54 votes of Poland and Spain, whose combined population is also 80 million.’
    • ‘So district councillors, through the casting vote of the chairman, could outvote all other members.’
    • ‘Ministers on the council must answer to their national constituencies, but they can easily claim to have been outvoted in Brussels.’
    reject, overthrow, throw out, dismiss, spurn, rebuff, turn down
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Pronunciation

outvote

/ˌoutˈvōt//ˌaʊtˈvoʊt/