verb. make excessive corrections for fear of making an error.
verb. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities.
- even up
- even out
- even off
Example sentences of the word overcompensate
1. Verb, base form
Maybe they feel as though they have to overcompensate for because your sibling-in-laws don't spend much time with their children.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you experience swollen knees or ankles, other joints may begin to fatigue more quickly as they overcompensate to make up for the malfunctioning ankle or knee joints.