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  • verbgrovel
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Synonyms for kowtow

verb grovel
  • cave in
  • genuflect
  • pander
  • bow
  • court
  • cower
  • cringe
  • fawn
  • flatter
  • fold
  • kneel
  • prostrate
  • stoop
  • brownnose
  • give in
  • go along with
  • knuckle under
  • lie down and roll over
  • say uncle
  • toe the mark

Antonyms for kowtow

  • ignore
  • straighten
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to kowtow

apple-polish

verb. fawn
  • bootlick
  • brown-nose
  • butter up
  • curry favor
  • flatter
  • grovel
  • kiss someone's feet
  • kowtow
  • lick someone's boots
  • suck up to
  • sweet-talk
  • toady
  • truckle

bow

verb. submit, concede

bow

noun. bend from waist

bow and scrape

verb. be excessively polite

bowing

verb. submit, concede

cower

verb. hide, hover in fear
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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