verb (used with object), awed, aw·ing.
Words nearby awe
Origin of awe
OTHER WORDS FROM aweout·awe, verb (used with object), out·awed, out·aw·ing.
Examples from the Web for awes
Surely it can't be merely his habit;——there's something in him that awes me.The Belle's Stratagem|Hannah Cowley
To show fear, is to whet an Indian's appetite for blood: coolness confounds and awes him when anything will.Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier|Frances Fuller Victor
Accordingly the highest Art always has something of the terrible in it, so that it awes you while it attracts.
That, no doubt, is fine; the motive of the crime is a great passion, which awes even human justice.Eugenie Grandet|Honore de Balzac
I could stop and look at a little wayside stream for hours; and a pool—I never tire of it, though it awes me when I am alone.Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge|Arthur Christopher Benson