English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'outdo'

(verb) 
Definition
to be more successful or better than (someone or something) in performance
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
Synonyms
surpass
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
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top
How are you ever going to top that?
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beat
She was as eager as her captain to beat the record.
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overcome
the satisfaction of overcoming a rival
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exceed
His performance exceeded all expectations.
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eclipse
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
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overshadow
She overshadows all the other members of the cast.
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excel
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
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transcend
issues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty
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outstrip
In pursuing her ambition she outstripped everyone else.
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get the better of
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outclass
This story outclasses anything written by her contemporaries.
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outshine
He outshone all the other contestants.
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tower above
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outsmart
a hoaxer who managed to outsmart the world's top journalists
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outmanoeuvre
She has shown once again that she is capable of outmanoeuvring her opponents.
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go one better than (informal)
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run rings around (informal)
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outfox
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outdistance
a leading civil servant who easily outdistanced her rivals for the nomination
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be one up on
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score points off
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put in the shade
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outjockey

Additional synonyms

in the sense of beat
Definition
to arrive, achieve, or finish before (someone or something)
She was as eager as her captain to beat the record.
Synonyms
top,
cap (informal),
go one better than (informal),
put in the shade
in the sense of best
Definition
to defeat
Synonyms
stuff (slang),
tank (slang),
lick (informal),
triumph over,
get the better of,
run rings around (informal),
wipe the floor with (informal),
blow out of the water (slang),
put in the shade (informal)
in the sense of eclipse
Definition
to overshadow or surpass
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
Synonyms
leave or put in the shade (informal)

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