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English definition of “awe”

awe

verb [T]     /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     /ɔːd/ US  /ɑːd/ adjective 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 verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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