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out·source

 (out′sôrs′)
tr.v. out·sourced, out·sourc·ing, out·sourc·es
1. To delegate (a task, function, or responsibility) to an independent provider: "Most retailers outsource the bulk of their manufacturing to Third World countries, where labor is dramatically cheaper" (James Surowiecki).
2. To relocate or transfer (jobs) to another labor market: "Although the absolute number of jobs outsourced from developed countries to China remains small, the threat that firms could produce offshore helps to keep a lid on wages" (The Economist).

outsource

(ˌaʊtˈsɔːs)
(of a manufacturer) vb (tr)
1. (Commerce) to subcontract (work) to another company
2. (Commerce) to buy in (components for a product) rather than manufacture them

out•source

(ˈaʊtˌsɔrs, -ˌsoʊrs)
v.t. -sourced, -sourc•ing.
to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside company.
[1975–80]

outsource


Past participle: outsourced
Gerund: outsourcing

Imperative
outsource
outsource
Present
I outsource
you outsource
he/she/it outsources
we outsource
you outsource
they outsource
Preterite
I outsourced
you outsourced
he/she/it outsourced
we outsourced
you outsourced
they outsourced
Present Continuous
I am outsourcing
you are outsourcing
he/she/it is outsourcing
we are outsourcing
you are outsourcing
they are outsourcing
Present Perfect
I have outsourced
you have outsourced
he/she/it has outsourced
we have outsourced
you have outsourced
they have outsourced
Past Continuous
I was outsourcing
you were outsourcing
he/she/it was outsourcing
we were outsourcing
you were outsourcing
they were outsourcing
Past Perfect
I had outsourced
you had outsourced
he/she/it had outsourced
we had outsourced
you had outsourced
they had outsourced
Future
I will outsource
you will outsource
he/she/it will outsource
we will outsource
you will outsource
they will outsource
Future Perfect
I will have outsourced
you will have outsourced
he/she/it will have outsourced
we will have outsourced
you will have outsourced
they will have outsourced
Future Continuous
I will be outsourcing
you will be outsourcing
he/she/it will be outsourcing
we will be outsourcing
you will be outsourcing
they will be outsourcing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outsourcing
you have been outsourcing
he/she/it has been outsourcing
we have been outsourcing
you have been outsourcing
they have been outsourcing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outsourcing
you will have been outsourcing
he/she/it will have been outsourcing
we will have been outsourcing
you will have been outsourcing
they will have been outsourcing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outsourcing
you had been outsourcing
he/she/it had been outsourcing
we had been outsourcing
you had been outsourcing
they had been outsourcing
Conditional
I would outsource
you would outsource
he/she/it would outsource
we would outsource
you would outsource
they would outsource
Past Conditional
I would have outsourced
you would have outsourced
he/she/it would have outsourced
we would have outsourced
you would have outsourced
they would have outsourced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outsource - obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out; "Many companies outsource and hire consultants in order to maintain a flexible workforce"
source - get (a product) from another country or business; "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"
Translations

outsource

[ˌaʊtˈsɔːrs] vt [+ work] → externaliser

outsource

vt (Econ) workoutsourcen, außer Haus geben, auslagern
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