overcompensate


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o·ver·com·pen·sate

 (ō′vər-kŏm′pən-sāt′)
v. o·ver·com·pen·sat·ed, o·ver·com·pen·sat·ing, o·ver·com·pen·sates
v.intr.
To engage in overcompensation.
v.tr.
To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.

o′ver·com·pen′sa·to′ry (-kəm-pĕn′sə-tôr′ē) adj.

overcompensate

(ˌəʊvəˈkɒmpɛnˌseɪt)
vb
1. to compensate (a person or thing) excessively
2. (Psychology) (intr) psychol to engage in overcompensation
ˌoverˈcompenˌsatory adj

o•ver•com•pen•sate

(ˌoʊ vərˈkɒm pənˌseɪt)

v. -sat•ed, -sat•ing. v.t.
1. to compensate excessively.
v.i.
2. to perform more strenuously than required to overcome a defect.
[1760–70]
o`ver•com•pen′sa•to`ry (-kəmˈpɛn səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

overcompensate


Past participle: overcompensated
Gerund: overcompensating

Imperative
overcompensate
overcompensate
Present
I overcompensate
you overcompensate
he/she/it overcompensates
we overcompensate
you overcompensate
they overcompensate
Preterite
I overcompensated
you overcompensated
he/she/it overcompensated
we overcompensated
you overcompensated
they overcompensated
Present Continuous
I am overcompensating
you are overcompensating
he/she/it is overcompensating
we are overcompensating
you are overcompensating
they are overcompensating
Present Perfect
I have overcompensated
you have overcompensated
he/she/it has overcompensated
we have overcompensated
you have overcompensated
they have overcompensated
Past Continuous
I was overcompensating
you were overcompensating
he/she/it was overcompensating
we were overcompensating
you were overcompensating
they were overcompensating
Past Perfect
I had overcompensated
you had overcompensated
he/she/it had overcompensated
we had overcompensated
you had overcompensated
they had overcompensated
Future
I will overcompensate
you will overcompensate
he/she/it will overcompensate
we will overcompensate
you will overcompensate
they will overcompensate
Future Perfect
I will have overcompensated
you will have overcompensated
he/she/it will have overcompensated
we will have overcompensated
you will have overcompensated
they will have overcompensated
Future Continuous
I will be overcompensating
you will be overcompensating
he/she/it will be overcompensating
we will be overcompensating
you will be overcompensating
they will be overcompensating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overcompensating
you have been overcompensating
he/she/it has been overcompensating
we have been overcompensating
you have been overcompensating
they have been overcompensating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overcompensating
you will have been overcompensating
he/she/it will have been overcompensating
we will have been overcompensating
you will have been overcompensating
they will have been overcompensating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overcompensating
you had been overcompensating
he/she/it had been overcompensating
we had been overcompensating
you had been overcompensating
they had been overcompensating
Conditional
I would overcompensate
you would overcompensate
he/she/it would overcompensate
we would overcompensate
you would overcompensate
they would overcompensate
Past Conditional
I would have overcompensated
you would have overcompensated
he/she/it would have overcompensated
we would have overcompensated
you would have overcompensated
they would have overcompensated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overcompensate - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
underwrite, insure, cover - protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate, correct, make up - adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
2.overcompensate - make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
redress, right, correct, compensate - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
Translations

overcompensate

[ˌəʊvəˈkɒmpɛnˌseɪt] VI to overcompensate for sthcompensar algo en exceso

overcompensate

vi sobrecompensar
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