Overawe

  • 1 Overawe — O ver*awe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overawing}.] To awe exceedingly; to intimidate or subjugate or restrain by awe or great fear. [1913 Webster] The king was present in person to overlook the magistrates, and overawe… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 overawe — index browbeat, deter, intimidate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 overawe — (v.) 1570s, coined by Spenser from OVER (Cf. over) + AWE (Cf. awe). Related: Overawed; overawing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 overawe — ► VERB (usu. be overawed) ▪ subdue or inhibit with a sense of awe …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 overawe — [ō΄vər ô′] vt. overawed, overawing to overcome or subdue by inspiring awe …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 overawe — /oh veuhr aw /, v.t., overawed, overawing. to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate: He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates. [1570 80; OVER + AWE] * * * …

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  • 7 overawe — transitive verb Date: 1579 to restrain or subdue by awe …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 overawe — verb a) To restrain, subdue, or control by awe, fear, or superior influence. None do you [churchmen] like but an effeminate prince, Whom, like a school boy, you may over awe. ― Shakespeare …

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  • 9 overawe — Synonyms and related words: abash, awe, beat down, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, daunt, despotize, deter, discomfit, disconcert, discourage, dishearten, dominate, domineer, domineer over, enslave …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 overawe — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. intimidate, daunt, abash, cow; impress. See fear …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 overawe — o|ver|awe [ˌəuvərˈo: US ˌouvərˈo:] v [T usually passive] to make someone feel respect or fear, so that they are nervous or unable to say or do anything ▪ He was totally overawed by his father. >overawed adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 overawe — [[t]o͟ʊvərɔ͟ː[/t]] overawes, overawing, overawed VERB: usu passive If you are overawed by something or someone, you are very impressed by them and a little afraid of them. [be V ed] Don t be overawed by people in authority, however important they …

    English dictionary

  • 13 overawe — o·ver awe || ‚əʊvÉ™(r) ɔː v. terrify; frighten into submission …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 overawe — verb subdue or inhibit with a sense of awe …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 overawe — v. a. Awe, intimidate, cow, frighten, affright, daunt, browbeat …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 overawe — verb (T) to make someone feel respect or fear so that they become very quiet: overawed by the great man s booming voice …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 overawe — verb Jane was overawed by her landlady Syn: intimidate, daunt, cow, disconcert, unnerve, subdue, dismay, frighten, alarm, scare, terrify; informal psych out …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 overawe — v intimidate, cow, awe, daunt, dismay, abash, disconcert, Inf. faze, frighten, appall; domineer, browbeat, bully, threaten, hector, buffalo out of or into, bluster, bulldoze, coerce, compel, dragoon; dominate, lord it over, subdue, bend to one s… …

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  • 19 overawe — See: overawed …

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  • 20 overawe — o•ver•awe [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈɔ[/t]] v. t. awed, aw•ing to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate • Etymology: 1570–80 …

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