to give an excessive compensation to
- Psychol. to react to a real or imagined physical or psychological defect with a conscious or unconscious exaggerated drive to compensate for it
- to make more than the necessary allowance or adjustment
verbo·ver·com·pen·sat·ed, o·ver·com·pen·sat·ing, o·ver·com·pen·sates
To engage in overcompensation.
To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.
(third-person singular simple present overcompensates, present participle overcompensating, simple past and past participle overcompensated)