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 anythingHe was overawed by his father. Grammar Overawe is usually passive. —overawed adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
overawe• We were overawed to be in the presence of such a great film maker.