Overcompensate



[oh-ver-kom-puh n-seyt] /ˌoʊ vərˈkɒm pənˌseɪt/

verb (used with object), overcompensated, overcompensating.
1.
to compensate or reward excessively; overpay:
Some stockholders feel the executives are being overcompensated and that bonuses should be reduced.
verb (used without object), overcompensated, overcompensating.
2.
to exhibit psychological ; strive to overcome a sense of inferiority through overt, opposite behavior:
The aggressive patient may be overcompensating, and be a profoundly shy person beneath the façade.
/ˌəʊvəˈkɒmpɛnˌseɪt/
verb
1.
to compensate (a person or thing) excessively
2.
(intransitive) (psychol) to engage in overcompensation

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