Impress (someone) so much that they are silent or inhibited: the eleven-year-old was overawed by the atmosphere
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- 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.