Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overcompensate

2 senses of overcompensate

Sense 1
cover, compensate, overcompensate -- (make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father")
       => compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up -- (adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance")

Sense 2
over-correct, overcompensate -- (make excessive corrections for fear of making an error)
       => right, compensate, redress, correct -- (make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust")

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