Meaning of OVERCOMPENSATE in English


|ōvə(r)+ transitive verb

: to compensate inordinately or to excess

overcompensated the popular teacher and ignored the specialist — H.M.Jones

intransitive verb

: to exhibit overcompensation : overcome through overt behavior a feeling of inferiority

may overcompensate through disastrous adventures — Jack Weinberg

• over·compensatory “+ adjective

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.