English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'outwit'

(verb) 
Definition
to gain an advantage over (someone) by cunning or ingenuity
To win the presidency he had first to outwit his rivals within the party.
Synonyms
outsmart
a hoaxer who managed to outsmart the world's top journalists
,
get the better of
,
circumvent
It is a veiled attempt to change gun laws by circumventing legislators.
, ,
outmanoeuvre
She has shown once again that she is capable of outmanoeuvring her opponents.
,
go one better than (informal)
,
put one over on (informal)
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outfox
,
run rings round (informal)
,
pull a fast one on (informal)
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outthink
,
outjockey

Additional synonyms

in the sense of circumvent
Definition
to outwit (a person)
It is a veiled attempt to change gun laws by circumventing legislators.
Synonyms
outflank,
outgeneral
in the sense of outmanoeuvre
Definition
to gain an advantage over (someone) by skilful dealing
She has shown once again that she is capable of outmanoeuvring her opponents.
Synonyms
get the better of,
outflank,
steal a march on (informal),
put one over on (informal),
outfox,
run rings round (informal),
outthink,
outgeneral,
outjockey

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