Definitions for overaweˌoʊ vərˈɔ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ver•aweˌoʊ vərˈɔ(v.t.)-awed, -aw•ing.
to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate.
Origin of overawe:
subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow.