Definition of outsource in English:

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outsource

Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌsôrs/

verb

[with object]
1Obtain (goods or a service) from an outside or foreign supplier, especially in place of an internal source: outsourcing components from other countries (as noun outsourcing) outsourcing can dramatically lower total costs
More example sentences
  • Additionally, some of the Cotton Park goods are outsourced to three local subcontractors.
  • That doesn't mean we wouldn't outsource certain services and aspects of our business.
  • It will outsource customer service and claims handling and will use the internet to market itself.
1.1Contract (work) out or abroad: you may choose to outsource this function to another company or do it yourself
More example sentences
  • The 48 workers were sacked as part of a long running campaign by HDC to outsource their work to contractors.
  • Two years ago, the state awarded a $280 million contract to Convergys, which freely admits it outsources work to India.
  • An ageing population means employers will have to outsource project work and employ older people.
Synonyms
contract out, farm out, subcontract, delegate

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Syllabification: out·source

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