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From out- +‎ speak. Cognate with Scots outspeak (to declare, utter, speak out), Dutch uitspreken (to pronounce, outspeak), German aussprechen (to express, pronounce).


outspeak (third-person singular simple present outspeaks, present participle outspeaking, simple past outspoke, past participle outspoken)

  1. (transitive) To surpass in speaking; say or express more than; signify or claim superiority to; be superior to in meaning or significance; speak louder than.
  2. (intransitive, rare, dialectal) To speak out or aloud.
  3. (transitive, rare, dialectal) To declare; utter; express; vocalise.

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