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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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ough I am far from being a nancial expert, it is my considered opinion that pulling out of the EU would save this country billions and allow us to run our own country and not have to bow and scrape to every dictate.
They bow and scrape to the EU and in short, they have all but destroyed the British way of life.
If more people publicly and loudly declined to bow and scrape and tug their forelocks at the behest of this insufferably arrogant family, then the country might finally dispel the stifling air of deference and subservience to our so-called betters which has kept us in a state resembling some medieval Ruritania for so long.