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)
Synonym: to dismay, appall. See dismay.
Origin: OF. Danter, f. Dompter to tame, subdue, fr. L. Domitare, v. Intens. Of domare to tame. See tame.