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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Subdue or restrain by affecting with a feeling of wonder or admiration

Usage examples (34)
  • Verb (used with object), : He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates
  • No wealth will bribe, no name overawe, no artifice deceive, the guardian of those Elysian gates.
  • "I saw no attempt to 'overawe' us," said the young girl.
  • Spanish vengeance, in order to overawe the populace. for more
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