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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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