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OVERCOMPENSATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does overcompensate mean? 

OVERCOMPENSATE (verb)
  The verb OVERCOMPENSATE has 2 senses:

1. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
2. make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

  Familiarity information: OVERCOMPENSATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERCOMPENSATE (verb)


Sense 1overcompensate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

overcompensate; compensate; cover

Context example:

he is compensating for being a bad father

Hypernyms (to "overcompensate" is one way to...):

compensate; correct; counterbalance; even off; even out; even up; make up (adjust for)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2overcompensate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

over-correct; overcompensate

Hypernyms (to "overcompensate" is one way to...):

compensate; correct; redress; right (make reparations or amends for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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