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overawe

[ oh-ver-aw ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞蓴 /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路awed, o路ver路aw路ing.
to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate: He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates.
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Origin of overawe

First recorded in 1570鈥80; over- + awe
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British Dictionary definitions for overawe

overawe
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹r藞蓴藧) /

verb
(tr) to subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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