Definitions for overcompensateˌoʊ vərˈkɒm pənˌseɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. cover, compensate, overcompensate(verb)

    make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

    "he is compensating for being a bad father"

  2. over-correct, overcompensate(verb)

    make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

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  1. overcompensate(Verb)

    To do an excessive amount in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area.

  2. overcompensate(Verb)

    To provide excessive pay or reward for work performed.


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