Dictionary Results for overcompensate

1. overcompensate - verb

· make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"

Synonym(s): cover, compensate

Hypernym(s): compensate, counterbalance, correct, make_up, even_out, even_off, even_up

2. overcompensate - verb

· make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

Synonym(s): over-correct

Hypernym(s): right, compensate, redress, correct

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