Definition of overawe in English:

overawe

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Pronunciation: /əʊvərˈɔː
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Impress (someone) so much that they are silent or inhibited: the eleven-year-old was overawed by the atmosphere
    More example sentences
    • It stood in its own park, with a lodge and a drive, partly to give privacy, partly to impress or even overawe visitors.
    • He insists he is not overawed by the challenge of winning the South.
    • Crouching underneath two huge, tired-looking horse chestnut trees, we were overawed by the treasure trove among the fallen leaves.
    Synonyms
    intimidate, daunt, cow, take someone's breath away, awe, disconcert, blind someone with something, unnerve, discourage, subdue, abash, dismay, frighten, alarm, scare, deter, terrify, terrorize, browbeat, bully
    informal psych out
    North American informal buffalo

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