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English noun: awe

1. awe (feeling) an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration


SamplesHe stared over the edge with a feeling of awe.


Broader (hypernym)admiration, wonder, wonderment

2. awe (feeling) a feeling of profound respect for someone or something


SamplesThe fear of God.
The Chinese reverence for the dead.
The French treat food with gentle reverence.
His respect for the law bordered on veneration.


Synonymsfear, reverence, veneration


Broader (hypernym)emotion


English verb: awe

1. awe (emotion) inspire awe in


SamplesThe famous professor awed the undergraduates.


ExamplesSam cannot awe Sue , The performance is likely to awe Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affright, fright, frighten, scare


Narrower (hyponym)cow, overawe









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