Definition of "outperform" [outperform]

  • To surpass (another) in performance. (verb-transitive)
  • To perform better than (someone or something) (verb)

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Use "outperform" in a sentence
  • "The fourth-largest eastern U.S. coal producer was rated new ‘market outperform' with a 12-month target share price of $25.00 at Howard Weil today, and was upped to ‘outperform' from ‘market perform' with a 12-month target price of $21.00 at FBR Capital Markets yesterday, on optimism regarding economic recovery."
  • "PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of stylish action title outperform Wii iteration in Japan on week one"
  • ""A longer-term outperform rating" means what exactly?"