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English definition of “overawe”

overawe

verb [T usually passive]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈrɔː/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈɑː/
to cause someone to feel a mixture of respect and fear: Some of the players were totally overawed by playing their first game at the national stadium.Frightening and scaring
(Definition of overawe verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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