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Synonyms for bow


bow down to someone


bow to something or someone


  • give in to
  • accept
  • comply with
  • succumb to
  • submit to
  • surrender to
  • yield to
  • defer to
  • concede to
  • acquiesce to
  • kowtow to


Synonyms for bow

to incline the body

to give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength

to conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy

an inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship

something bent

to swerve from a straight line

Synonyms for bow

a knot with two loops and loose ends


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a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands

front part of a vessel or aircraft

a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow

something curved in shape


bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience


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a decorative interlacing of ribbons

a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments

bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

yield to another's wish or opinion

bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting

bend one's back forward from the waist on down

play on a string instrument with a bow

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Photo: (1--2) Clara Bow, left, stars in the 1927 silent film ``IT'' on July 7 at the Orpheum Theatre.
1 -- 2) Buster Keaton, left, stars in ``Seven Chances,'' remade with Chris O'Donnell as ``The Bachelor,'' and Clara Bow stars in ``It,'' both playing New Year's Eve at the Silent Movie Theatre.
As we pull up, they're putting a picture of Clara Bow in the marquee.
I'm a humungous fan of silent movies and my favourite actress is Clara Bow,' she explains.
This brisk, delightful ex-Tashkent ballerina with Clara Bow spit-curls gives a clean, nuts-and-bolts Russian class.
The original "It" girl was Clara Bow, who starred in the 1927 Paramount movie It, having been given a Hollywood contract when she was only 18.
Sex appeal also played a big part in the careers of film stars like Valentino, Clara Bow and Marlene Dietrich, but if the studio went too far the censors were always lying in wait.
Clara Bow ignited the trend for "bee-sting" lips, the style of applying lipstick so that it exaggerates the centre of the lips.
However, he is out of a highly accomplished mare in Clara Bow, also the dam of Group 2 winner Turtle Bow and the high-class stayer Age Of Aquarius, and from the successful Aga Khan family of Kartajana.
Unlikely subject matter for a member of the Society of Wood Engravers, Norma, Tallulah Bankhead, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo, the Ziegfield Follies, the Keystone Cops and Montgomery Clift were all immortalised by Martin with skill and verve.
Al Capone, Zane Gray, Lou Gehrig, Al Jolson, Clara Bow, Gutzon Borglum, and so many others.
WILSON CLARA February 29, 2012 (The best Mum in the world Clara Bow reunited with my lovely Dad Paddy Wack, Grandson Anthony and all her loved ones.
But Don is a silent movie star of the 1920s and the plot centres on Hollywood's painful transition to the "Talkies", which left behind real-life legends like Clara Bow and John Gilbert.
The fabulous it-girl Clara Bow was the female lead but no award for Clara, instead the silent screen's wistful waif Janet Gaynor won Best Actress Oscar for three films - Seventh Heaven, Street Angel and Sunrise, all now forgotten.