Definition of outperform in English:


Line breaks: out|per¦form
Pronunciation: /aʊtpəˈfɔːm


[with object]
1Perform better than: an experienced employee will outperform the novice
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  • The fly-by-wire concept allows combat aircraft to perform incredible maneuvers and outperform the enemy.
  • Other researchers have found that when essay exams are used to evaluate performance, women outperformed their male counterparts.
  • Maybe it's that the duct-tape efficiency has the capacity to transcend design - to outperform its specifications.
1.1(Of an investment) be more profitable than: Georgian silver has outperformed the stock market
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  • The debate about whether property investment will outperform an investment in the stock market will run and run.
  • Even if foreign investments outperform domestic ones, he adds, higher fees eat up the extra return.
  • The way I learned it is that in the long run stock investments outperform bonds.



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  • If you compare that with how difficult it is to find a solid consistent outperformance in the American equity market, the contrast is pretty stark.
  • Our natural home is outperformance and today's changes put in place the teams that will reignite our business over the next 12 to 18 months.
  • A theoretically perfect performance-based pay scheme would offer payments tied directly to the margin of the company's stock outperformance of similar companies over an extended period of time.

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