Synonyms for outsmart

Synonyms for (verb) outsmart

Synonyms: outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, beat

Definition: beat through cleverness and wit

Usage: I beat the traffic; She outfoxed her competitors

Similar words: outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, exceed, surmount, surpass

Definition: be or do something to a greater degree

Usage: her performance surpasses that of any other student I know; She outdoes all other athletes; This exceeds all my expectations; This car outperforms all others in its class


Synonyms: outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart

Definition: defeat by more skillful maneuvering

Usage: The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans; My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations

Similar words: scoop, trump, outdo, outflank, best

Definition: get the better of

Usage: the goal was to best the competition