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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
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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 and scrape

verb. be excessively polite
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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