overawe

overawe
Synonyms and related words:
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

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Overawe — O ver*awe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overawing}.] To awe exceedingly; to intimidate or subjugate or restrain by awe or great fear. [1913 Webster] The king was present in person to overlook the magistrates, and overawe… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overawe — index browbeat, deter, intimidate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overawe — (v.) 1570s, coined by Spenser from OVER (Cf. over) + AWE (Cf. awe). Related: Overawed; overawing …   Etymology dictionary

  • overawe — ► VERB (usu. be overawed) ▪ subdue or inhibit with a sense of awe …   English terms dictionary

  • overawe — [ō΄vər ô′] vt. overawed, overawing to overcome or subdue by inspiring awe …   English World dictionary

  • overawe — /oh veuhr aw /, v.t., overawed, overawing. to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate: He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates. [1570 80; OVER + AWE] * * * …   Universalium

  • overawe — transitive verb Date: 1579 to restrain or subdue by awe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overawe — verb a) To restrain, subdue, or control by awe, fear, or superior influence. None do you [churchmen] like but an effeminate prince, Whom, like a school boy, you may over awe. ― Shakespeare …   Wiktionary

  • overawe — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. intimidate, daunt, abash, cow; impress. See fear …   English dictionary for students

  • overawe — o|ver|awe [ˌəuvərˈo: US ˌouvərˈo:] v [T usually passive] to make someone feel respect or fear, so that they are nervous or unable to say or do anything ▪ He was totally overawed by his father. >overawed adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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