outvote

[ UK /a‍ʊtvˈə‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /aʊtˈvoʊt/ ]
VERB
  1. defeat by a majority of votes
    The Democrats outvoted the Republicans
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How To Use outvote In A Sentence

  • The Government bowed to the inevitable after other countries threatened to outvote it.
  • They walked out in protest after being outvoted by the National Salvation Front majority.
  • So district councillors, through the casting vote of the chairman, could outvote all other members.
  • They walked out in protest after being outvoted by the National Salvation Front majority.
  • Ministers on the council must answer to their national constituencies, but they can easily claim to have been outvoted in Brussels.
  • Mr. Dodik argues that his first responsibility is to the people who elected him in Republika Srpska, who feel that any move to a centralized state threatens them because Bosnian Muslims will always have a majority to outvote them — the reason why the Dayton accord created such an unwieldy polity in the first place. Bosnian Serb Leader Damps Hopes of Post-Vote Accord
  • Once it became possible for the minister to be outvoted, the national parliaments lost even this nominal, negative control over decisions.
  • At any time when the Democrats had anywhere from 34 up through 67 Senators present and voting their way, the nominees could be confirmed, e.g., at 4 am tomorrow morning when 40 Democrats are around to outvote 18 Republicans. Matthew Yglesias » What if Bernanke Isn’t Reconfirmed
  • They walked out in protest after being outvoted by the National Salvation Front majority.
  • Most of the power stays with the member states, although their representatives can find themselves outvoted on a wider range of issues.
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