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awe

noun [U] uk   /ɔː/ us    /ɑː/
C2 a feeling of great respect sometimes mixed with fear or surprise: I've always held musicians in awe. As children we were rather in awe of our grandfather. You can't help but stand in awe of (= respect greatly and fear slightly) powerful people.Showing respect and admiration

awe

verb [T] uk   /ɔː/ us    /ɑː/ (past tense and past participle UK aweing or US awing)
to cause someone to feel awe: I was awed but not frightened by the huge gorilla. Her paintings have awed and amazed the public for half a century. The audience was awed into silence by her stunning performance.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
awed
adjective uk   /ɔːd/ us    /ɑːd/
We stood there in awed silence. "How does she manage to run so fast at her age?" he asked in awed tones.Showing respect and admirationSurprised
(Definition of awe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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