overawe

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verb over·awe \ˌō-vər-ˈȯ\

Definition of overawe

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to restrain or subdue by awe

First Known Use of overawe

1579


OVERAWE Defined for English Language Learners

overawe

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Definition of overawe for English Language Learners

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



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