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overawe

verb over·awe \ˌō-vər-ˈ\

: to make (someone) unable to think, speak, or behave normally because of a strong feeling of respect and fear

Full Definition of OVERAWE

transitive verb
:  to restrain or subdue by awe

First Known Use of OVERAWE

1579

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