Overawe

Definition of Overawe

O`ver`awe´
v. t.1.To awe exceedingly; to intimidate or subjugate or restrain by awe or great fear.
[imp. & p. p. Overawed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overawing.]
The king was present in person to overlook the magistrates, and overawe these subjects with the terror of his sword.
- Spenser.

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