- to overcome or subdue with a look or stare
- to defy or resist
transitive verbout·faced, out·fac·ing, out·fac·es
- To overcome with a bold or self-assured look; stare down: “Oppose thy steadfast-gazing eyes to mine, / See if thou canst outface me with thy looks” (Shakespeare).
- To confront boldly; defy or resist: The king outfaced the rebels.