overcompensate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˌəʊvə(r)ˈkɒmpənˌseɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyovercompensate
he/she/itovercompensates
present participleovercompensating
past tenseovercompensated
past participleovercompensated
  1. to do more than you need to do in trying to correct a fault
    overcompensate for:

    Don’t overcompensate for your lack of experience by driving too slowly.

derived word

overcompensation

 

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/ˌəʊvə(r)ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]