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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

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

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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 ?
He could kill him at his leisure later, when the bow and deadly arrows were laid aside.
When Kulonga awoke he found that his bow and arrows had disappeared.
This done, he went on to the pavement to make trial of the bow; thrice did he tug at it, trying with all his might to draw the string, and thrice he had to leave off, though he had hoped to string the bow and shoot through the iron.
You others, therefore, who are stronger than I, make trial of the bow and get this contest settled."
So, of a sudden, without any warning, he sprang to his feet, and seized upon his bow and fitted it to a shaft.
Then he turned around and quickly drew his own bow, and sent an arrow back in return.
``You have not allowed for the wind, Hubert,'' said his antagonist, bending his bow, ``or that had been a better shot.''
``This must be the devil, and no man of flesh and blood,'' whispered the yeoman to each other; ``such archery was never seen since a bow was first bent in Britain.''
Where go you, my lad, with that tupenny bow and toy arrows?
"My bow is as good as yours," he retorted, "and my shafts will carry as straight and as far.
Thuvia turned the bow upward in an effort to avert the imminent tragedy, but she succeeded only in lessening the shock of the flier's impact as she struck the ground beside the Kaolian ship.
"But they must be sorry folk to bow down to the rich in such a fashion," said big John.
"I tell you what it is: you've got my sculls," he cries, turning to bow; "pass yours over."
I must beg you to allow me to be so likewise." And D'Artagnan bowed like a man upon whom it was evident no entreaties could prevail.
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.