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/ˌoʊ vərˈkɒm pənˌseɪt/
verb (used with object)
to compensate or reward excessively; overpay:
Some stockholders feel the executives are being overcompensated and that bonuses should be reduced.
verb (used without object)
to exhibit psychological
; 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.
; as term in psychology, perhaps back formation from
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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They intensify blue, causing red and green to
in the image.
and try to be extra-available in all sorts of ways.
However, the method used to compute payment rates tended to
Unless compensation proposals explicitly considered that phenomenon, they might
some property owners.
Thus, the loan program may
when production is marketed at prices above the level used to lock in the loan benefit.
Each member must contribute equally so that a few members do not unfairly have to
In a heart under severe stress, some cells die and others
One innate characteristic of the human mind is to
for any form of added security.
Maybe it was simply trying to
for its earlier failure to investigate complaints against the recalled tires.
Problems arise when designers
for differences in standards and design of infrastructure.
British Dictionary definitions for
to compensate (a person or thing) excessively
) to engage in overcompensation
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