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synonyms for kowtow
- cave in
- give in
- go along with
- knuckle under
- lie down and roll over
- say uncle
- toe the mark
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How to use kowtow in a sentence
And, of course, all these people had to kowtow and sell to Saatchi.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten | Anthony Haden-Guest | January 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If President Obama wants to kowtow more to "the markets" (Wall Street), he might appoint someone like Summers or Rubin.
He likes to remind people that he supports abortion rights and does not kowtow to the fire-breathers in the Republican ranks.
At certain points, the legislative kowtow went over the top.
Make the flag of the free so well known and respected that everywhere peopled kowtow to the same and take off their hats.Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube | Louis Arundel
After a great deal of kowtow, they were planted in two chairs opposite each other in the living-room.The Monster and Other Stories | Stephen Crane
As he declined to kowtow before the emperor, he was not admitted to the imperial presence and the mission proved 199 abortive.
To the emperor, the “kowtow” is performed by kneeling three times, each act accompanied by touching the ground with the forehead.
And yet he did not move—he made no movement save to kowtow for mercy with his head.Wang the Ninth | Putnam Weale
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