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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 these subjects with the terror of his sword. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]