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Meaning of OVERAWE

Pronunciation:  `owvur'o

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe
 

OVERAWE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: cow
 
 See Also: awe, buffalo

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`ver*awe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overawed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Overawing}.]
To awe exceedingly; to subjugate or restrain by awe or great
fear.

      The king was present in person to overlook the
      magistrates, and overawe these subjects with the terror
      of his sword.                            --Spenser.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abash, awe, beat down, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, daunt, despotize, deter, discomfit, disconcert, discourage, dishearten, dominate, domineer, domineer over, enslave, faze, frighten, grind, grind down, hector, henpeck, intimidate, keep down, keep under, lord it over, oppress, overbear, overmaster, override, overwhelm, press heavy on, repress, ride over, ride roughshod over, scare, shake, stop, subjugate, suppress, terrify, terrorize, trample down, trample upon, tread down, tread upon, tyrannize, tyrannize over, unman, upset, walk all over, walk over, weigh heavy on
 

 

 

 

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