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  Definition of overcompensate
  1. make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
  2. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
Similar Words: over-correct, cover, compensate

 

Grouped Verbs: cover, insure, underwrite

 

Derivational Morphology: overcompensation, compensation

 

 
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