Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To control or subdue by inspiring awe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To awe exceedingly; to intimidate or subjugate or restrain by awe or great fear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To restrain, subdue, or control by awe, fear, or superior influence.
  • Synonyms To intimidate, cow, daunt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

Etymologies

From over- +‎ awe. (Wiktionary)

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