overcommunicate

verb over·com·mu·ni·cate \ ˌō-vər-kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkāt \

Definition of overcommunicate

overcommunicated; overcommunicating
transitive + intransitive
1 T/I : to communicate excessively
  • … the time we used to find for tasks … is now being eaten up by unnecessary communications. We overcommunicate now to too many people because it is so easy to do.
  • —Michal Ann Strahilevitz
  • overcommunicating with customers can cause a relationship to be dysfunctional. For example, bombarding customers with catalogs and other promotions will lead customers to ignore any further communication …
  • —V. Kumar
  • … he didn't want to be seen as the kid who overcommunicates trivia.
  • —Richard Segal
2 I : to deliberately communicate more than is normal or generally considered necessary (as to emphasize important information)
  • … one marketing professional told me she overcommunicates with team members. She sends messages orally and written.
  • —Casey Hawley
  • Overcommunicate. When you work remotely, it is critical to stay connected to your boss and colleagues.
  • —Mark Schnurman
  • Leaders don't need to just communicate, but to overcommunicate, the new culture so it becomes intrinsically established within both businesses.
  • —Marty Parker

overcommunication

play \ˌō-vər-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
    • overcommunication between employees and managers

First Known Use of overcommunicate

1951

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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