Overcompensate in a sentence as a verb

We tend as parents to overcompensate for what happened to us as children.

You wont need to overcompensate by wasting money on soapy substances.

I think the point is they realise there are different sizes, but consistently overcompensate for this effect.

These details are specific: rather than say he had a beer, its a Colt45 malt beer, just as a suspect might overcompensate with details in an interrogation with police.

Just because they overcolorized VS2010 for no apparent reason doesn't mean they need to overcompensate in the opposite direction.

At some point, they overcompensate by getting the attitude that nothing is worth caring about, as opposed to the more reasonable and strategic decision not to care most of the time.

JFK sex affairs would be typical cases of sexual narcissism to overcompensate for low self-esteem and an inability to experience true intimacy.

You can burn it off by exercising but if you're having a strong insulin response to the foods that you're eating, the unbearable hunger that you'll face will cause you to overcompensate for the exercise by eating even more.

Something I found quite funny is that because I feel that I'm an introvert and had to struggle with social anxiety through my teenage years, I now feel like I have to overcompensate in social settings, so I'm generally the one who leads a conversation and pushes it forward.

Me personally, it's gambling, pornography, sulking alone, facebooking acquaintances to see how they're doing better than me or worse, checking sports score and living vicariously through the lives of professional athletes on and off the field, checking TechCrunch/Hack News and doing the same with tech billionaires, making up lists and goals alone or with other people that will never come to fruition due to excessive wishful thinking and ambition to overcompensate but fun to preoccupy my mind for the time being.

Overcompensate definitions


make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"

See also: cover compensate


make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

See also: over-correct