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Verb: overawe  ,ow-vu(r)'o
  1. Subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
    "It was true that a great city, which was also the seat of government, might overawe the government";
    - cow

Derived forms: overawed, overawes, overawing

Type of: awe