overcompensate

Definitions of overcompensate
1

v make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

Synonyms:
compensate, cover
cover, insure, underwrite
protect by insurance
Type of:
compensate, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, make up
adjust for

v make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

Synonyms:
over-correct
Type of:
compensate, correct, redress, right
make reparations or amends for

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