From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoveraweo‧ver‧awe /ˌəʊvərˈɔː $ ˌoʊvərˈɒː/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 IMPRESSto make someone feel respect or fear, so that they are nervous or unable to say or do anything 🔊 He was overawed by his father. Grammar Overawe is usually passive. —overawed adjective→ See Verb table
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overawe• We were overawed to be in the presence of such a great film maker.