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daunt


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daunt  \Daunt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Daunted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Daunting}.]  [OF.  danter,  F.  dompter  to  tame,  subdue,  fr  L. 
  domitare  v.  intens.  of  domare  to  tame.  See  {Tame}.] 
  1.  To  overcome;  to  conquer.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  repress  or  subdue  the  courage  of  to  check  by  fear  of 
  danger;  to  cow;  to  intimidate;  to  dishearten. 
 
  Some  presences  daunt  and  discourage  us  --Glanvill. 
 
  Syn:  To  dismay;  appall.  See  {Dismay}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daunt 
  v  :  cause  to  lose  courage;  "dashed  by  the  refusal"  [syn:  {dash}, 
  {scare  off},  {pall},  {frighten  off},  {scare  away},  {frighten 
  away},  {scare}] 




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