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1. outwit

verb. ['ˈaʊˌtwɪt'] beat through cleverness and wit.

Synonyms

  • vanquish
  • circumvent
  • surmount
  • trounce
  • outperform
  • beat
  • beat out
  • outfox
  • surpass
  • outgo
  • outsmart
  • exceed
  • shell
  • outstrip
  • crush
  • outmatch
  • overreach

Antonyms

  • confront
  • defend
  • praise
  • refresh

Etymology

  • out- (English)
  • ut- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wit (English)
  • witan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Outwit

  • beckwitt

Example sentences of the word outwit


1. Verb, base form
In order to trap one, you will have to outwit it.

Quotes containing the word outwit


1. You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. and if u don't play u can't win.
- Judith McNaught, Paradise

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