Definitions for overaweˌoʊ vərˈɔ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•aweˌoʊ vərˈɔ(v.t.)-awed, -aw•ing.

  1. to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate.

Origin of overawe:

1570–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overawe, cow(verb)

    subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

Wiktionary

  1. overawe(Verb)

    To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow.

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