1. kneel before, salaam, genuflect, curtsey, nod, bob; prostrate oneself, fall on one's knees, lie prone, throw oneself at the feet of; bend the knee to, bend to, humble oneself to, defer to, stoop, get down.
2. bow and scrape
grovel, truckle to, kowtow; lickspittle, lick [s.o.'s] shoes, like or kiss [s.o.'s] feet, kiss the hem of [s.o.'s] garment, Sl. bootlick; court, pay court to, curry favor, keep time to, dance attendance upon, be at [s.o.'s] beck and call, agree to anything; toady, toady to, fawn, fawn upon, Sl. fall all over; All Sl. shine up to, play up to, suck up to, apple-polish, butter-up, brown-nose.
3. submit, yield, surrender, give in, give way to; capitulate, succumb to, fall, bite the dust, lay down arms; resign oneself, acquiesce, throw in the towel, give up the ship, cease the struggle, grin and bear it.
4. subdue, subjugate, conquer, vanquish, suppress, overcome, overwhelm, overpower; crush, smash, humble, humiliate, bring [s.o.] to his knees; master, dominate, domineer, rule, control, govern, boss, lead by the nose; sway, influence, move, affect, dispose, predispose, warp, distort.
5. curve, bend, turn, swerve; flex, crook, twist, contort; arch, vault, camber, inflect.
6. genuflection, prostration; bob, nod, curtsey, salaam, kowtow; greeting, salutation, salute, how-do-you-do.
1. sling, slingshot, Brit. catapult, arbalest, longbow, crossbow.
2. bend, curve, curvature, sinus, Math. catenary, incurvation; arc, arch, arcuation, vault, camber, convexity, horseshoe; hook, crook, coil, spiral; crescent, half-moon, semi-circle, lune, meniscus; circle, wheel; wave, curl, crimp; parabola, hyperbola.
3. twist, bias, warp, veer, swerve, slue, skew; angle, inflection, dogleg; fold, flexune.
4. archer, bowman, toxophilite.
5. curve, bend, turn, swerve; flex, crook; arch, vault, camber, inflect

A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.


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