Etymology
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outperform (v.)

"perform better than," 1915, an advertiser's word at first, from out- + perform. Related: Outperformed; outperforming.

updated on November 25, 2019

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Definitions of outperform from WordNet

outperform (v.)
be or do something to a greater degree;
This car outperforms all others in its class
Synonyms: surpass / outstrip / outmatch / outgo / exceed / outdo / surmount
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.