Daunt is defined as to intimidate someone.(verb)
An example of daunt is for a student to make a classmate feel inferior in intelligence.
See daunt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME daunten < OFr danter, donter < L domitare, to tame, freq. of domare, tame
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transitive verb daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
Origin: Middle English daunten
Origin: , from Old French danter
Origin: , from Latin domitāre
Origin: , frequentative of domāre, to tame; see demə- in Indo-European roots.
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