1. To overcome; to conquer.

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)

Synonyms: To dismay, appall. See Dismay.

Origin: OF. Danter, F. Dompter to tame, subdue, fr. L. Domitare, v. Intens. Of domare to tame. See Tame.

(01 Mar 1998)