over awe

overawe

[oh-ver-aw]
verb (used with object), overawed, overawing.
to restrain or subdue by inspiring awe; intimidate: He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates.

Origin:
1570–80; over- + awe

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overawe (ˌəʊvərˈɔː)
 
vb
(tr) to subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe

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overawe
1579, coined by Spenser from over + awe.
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