English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'outshine'

(verb) 
Definition
to be better than (someone) at something
He outshone all the other contestants.
Synonyms
outclass
This story outclasses anything written by her contemporaries.
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beat
She was as eager as her captain to beat the record.
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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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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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outstrip
In pursuing her ambition she outstripped everyone else.
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upstage
He had a younger brother who always publicly upstaged him.
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outdo
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
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be superior to
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leave standing (informal)
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be a cut above (informal)
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be head and shoulders above
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run rings around (informal)
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leave or put in the shade

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 eclipse
Definition
to overshadow or surpass
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
Synonyms
leave or put in the shade (informal)
in the sense of outdo
Definition
to be more successful or better than (someone or something) in performance
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
Synonyms
top,
get the better of,
tower above,
go one better than (informal),
run rings around (informal),
outfox,
be one up on,
score points off,
put in the shade,
outjockey

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