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.
The king was present in person to overlook the magistrates, and overawe these subjects with the terror of his sword. --Spenser.
v : subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of
awe; frighten (as with threats) [syn: cow]