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Meaning of overawe

o•ver•awe

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-ô'), [key]
— -awed, -aw•ing.
  1. to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate: He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates.
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