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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 over·awe /ˌovɚ/
 (vt.)威懾

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 overawe
      v : subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of
          awe; frighten (as with threats) [syn: cow]