overawe

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o·ver·awe

 (ō′vər-ô′)
tr.v. o·ver·awed, o·ver·aw·ing, o·ver·awes
To overcome or subdue by inspiring awe.
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overawe

(ˌəʊvərˈɔː)
vb
(tr) to subdue, restrain, or overcome with a feeling of awe
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o•ver•awe

(ˌoʊ vərˈɔ)

v.t. -awed, -aw•ing.
to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate.
[1570–80]
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overawe


Past participle: overawed
Gerund: overawing

Imperative
overawe
overawe
Present
I overawe
you overawe
he/she/it overawes
we overawe
you overawe
they overawe
Preterite
I overawed
you overawed
he/she/it overawed
we overawed
you overawed
they overawed
Present Continuous
I am overawing
you are overawing
he/she/it is overawing
we are overawing
you are overawing
they are overawing
Present Perfect
I have overawed
you have overawed
he/she/it has overawed
we have overawed
you have overawed
they have overawed
Past Continuous
I was overawing
you were overawing
he/she/it was overawing
we were overawing
you were overawing
they were overawing
Past Perfect
I had overawed
you had overawed
he/she/it had overawed
we had overawed
you had overawed
they had overawed
Future
I will overawe
you will overawe
he/she/it will overawe
we will overawe
you will overawe
they will overawe
Future Perfect
I will have overawed
you will have overawed
he/she/it will have overawed
we will have overawed
you will have overawed
they will have overawed
Future Continuous
I will be overawing
you will be overawing
he/she/it will be overawing
we will be overawing
you will be overawing
they will be overawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overawing
you have been overawing
he/she/it has been overawing
we have been overawing
you have been overawing
they have been overawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overawing
you will have been overawing
he/she/it will have been overawing
we will have been overawing
you will have been overawing
they will have been overawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overawing
you had been overawing
he/she/it had been overawing
we had been overawing
you had been overawing
they had been overawing
Conditional
I would overawe
you would overawe
he/she/it would overawe
we would overawe
you would overawe
they would overawe
Past Conditional
I would have overawed
you would have overawed
he/she/it would have overawed
we would have overawed
you would have overawed
they would have overawed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overawe - subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
awe - inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
buffalo - intimidate or overawe
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Translations

overawe

[ˌəʊvərˈɔː] VTintimidar
I was overawed by his presenceme sentía intimidado en su presencia
I was overawed by the occasionme sentía sobrecogido por la ocasión
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overawe

[ˌəʊvərˈɔː] vtintimider
to be overawed by sth → être intimidé par qch
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overawe

[ˌəʊvərˈɔː] vtintimidire
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References in classic literature ?
At first they are overawing; their calm self-collectedness of simplicity seems a Socratic wisdom.
Astor, but intimates that he stood ready to resist any treasonous outbreak; and seems to think that the evidence of preparation on his part had an effect in overawing the conspirators.
This is an object with powerful historical significance and an overawing presence, a lot of which has to do with its bulk and the fact that it has come from the bottom of the sea.