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o•ver•com•pen•sate



Pronunciation: (ō"vur-kom'pun-sāt"), [key]
v., -sat•ed, -sat•ing.


v.t.
to compensate or reward excessively; overpay: Some stockholders feel the executives are being overcompensated and that bonuses should be reduced.

v.i.
to exhibit psychological overcompensation; strive to overcome a sense of inferiority through overt, opposite behavior: The aggressive patient may be overcompensating, and be a profoundly shy person beneath the façade.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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