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Definition 1: a feeling of profound respect for someone or something - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where awe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fear of God
  • the Chinese reverence for the dead
  • the French treat food with gentle reverence
  • his respect for the law bordered on veneration

Synonyms for awe in the sense of this definition

(awe is a kind of ...) any strong feeling

Definition 2: an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where awe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe

(awe is a kind of ...) the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

Definition 3: inspire awe in - [verb of emotion]

Samples where awe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The famous professor awed the undergraduates

(awe is a kind of ...) cause fear in

"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" "Ghosts could never affright her"

(... is a kind of awe ) subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

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