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Synonyms for bow

bend

bow down to someone

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bow to something or someone

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

longbow

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

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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

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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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References in classic literature ?
As the man stood there with taut drawn bow Tarzan recognized him not so much the NEGRO as the ARCHER of his picture book--
He traveled lightly; but his yew bow must needs have a new string, and his cloth-yard arrows must be of the straightest and soundest.
This was what he said, but all the time he was expecting to be able to string the bow and shoot through the iron, whereas in fact he was to be the first that should taste of the arrows from the hands of Ulysses, whom he was dishonouring in his own house--egging the others on to do so also.
Why, boy, thy mother's milk is yet scarce dry upon thy lips, and yet thou pratest of standing up with good stout men at Nottingham butts, thou who art scarce able to draw one string of a two-stone bow.
This done, the warrior assisted his master to replace the handsome jewelled metal of his harness with the plainer ornaments of an ordinary fighting man of Helium, and with the insignia of the same house that appeared upon the bow of the flier.
The Sagoth had never before seen a bow and arrow, but of a sudden it must have swept over his dull intellect that the thing I held toward him was some sort of engine of destruction, for he too came to a halt, simultaneously swinging his hatchet for a throw.
These she gathered and piled far in the stern of the boat, until at last, to her immense relief, she saw the bow rise gently from the mud of the bank and the stern drift slowly with the current until it again lodged a few feet farther down-stream.
We in the salmon boat, sailing close on the wind, tacked about and crossed the ship's bow.
As soon as he has made sure that the rest of you are in the house, he is to fetch another man or two of our Bow Street lot, who are waiting outside till they hear from us.
The front of the sand-boat was pointed like the bow of a ship, and there was a rudder at the stern to steer by.
Nay, they are training their left arms, that they may have a steady grasp of the bow.
But the goddess with a bold heart turns every way destroying the race of wild beasts: and when she is satisfied and has cheered her heart, this huntress who delights in arrows slackens her supple bow and goes to the great house of her dear brother Phoebus Apollo, to the rich land of Delphi, there to order the lovely dance of the Muses and Graces.
He had a nice little bow in his hand, but it was quite spoiled by the rain, and the tints of his many-colored arrows ran one into the other.
Well, since it's impossible tonight, let us start," she said, not noticing Vronsky's bow, and she hastily put her hand on Korsunsky's shoulder.
Far from attempting, as other people would have done, to induce me to relax my own rules, the Indian only made me another bow, and wrapped up his box in its two coverings without a word of protest.