Daunt

Daunt

(dnt; 277), 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.]
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2. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
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Some presences daunt and discourage us.
Glanvill.

Syn. -- To dismay; appall. See Dismay.
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