To make discouraged; intimidate; dishearten.
To lessen the courage or resolution of; dishearten or intimidate.
Daunt is defined as to intimidate someone.
An example of daunt is for a student to make a classmate feel inferior in intelligence.
Origin of daunt
- Middle English daunten from Old French danter from Latin domitāre frequentative of domāre to tame demə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English daunten (also, to tame), from Old French danter, from Latin domitare (to tame); compare domare, to tame, conquer