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English definition of “overawe”

overawe

verb [T usually passive] uk   /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.
(Definition of overawe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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