Definitions for overcompensateˌoʊ vərˈkɒm pənˌseɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word overcompensate
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"
make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
To do an excessive amount in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area.
To provide excessive pay or reward for work performed.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think Trump is trying to overcompensate for the fact that Jeb was a successful pro-life, tax-cutting, small-government conservative governor, while he was a liberal New York socialite advocating for partial birth abortion, the biggest tax increase in American history and socialized health care.
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