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overcompensate

(ō′vər-kŏm′pən-sāt′)
v. overcompen·sated, overcompen·sating, overcompen·sates
v.intr.
To engage in overcompensation.
v.tr.
To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.

o′ver·com·pen′sa·to′ry (-kəm-pĕn′sə-tôr′ē) adj.
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We should make clear that companies that are underperforming their peers should not be overcompensating their executives," Westly said in the letter.
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Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I'm not one of the boys.
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Barry Norman is said to be difficult to work with, George Martin is a known bore and the likes of Clive James and Ben Elton are all clearly overcompensating in adult life for the childhood trauma they endured through not having a proper surname.
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