What does overcompensate mean?

Definitions for overcompensateˌoʊ vərˈkɒm pənˌseɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overcompensate.

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcompensate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overcompensate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Miller:

    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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