Synonyms of bow in English

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bow1


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verb

1‘the officers bowed and doffed their caps’

SYNONYMS
incline the body, incline the head, make an obeisance, make a bow, nod, curtsy, drop a curtsy, bob, salaam, genuflect, bend the knee, kowtow

2‘the government reluctantly bowed to foreign pressure’

SYNONYMS
give in, give way, yield, submit, surrender, succumb, capitulate, assent, defer, kowtow, truckle, adhere, conform
acquiesce in, concur with, comply with, act in accordance with, cooperate with, accept, heed, observe
ANTONYMS

defy


noun

1‘Webster offered the Prince a perfunctory bow’

SYNONYMS
inclination, obeisance, nod, curtsy, bob, salaam, salutation
Indian namaskar
historical kowtow
archaic reverence

Synonyms of bow in English

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bow2


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noun

1‘the bow of the tanker swept by their stern’

SYNONYMS
prow, front, forepart, stem, rostrum, ram, nose, head, bowsprit, cutwater
informal sharp end
rare fore-end, stem-post, beak, beakhead

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bow3


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noun

1‘thread the ribbon through the hole and tie it in a bow’

SYNONYMS
loop, knot
lace, ribbon

2‘he bent the rod into a bow’

SYNONYMS
arc, arch, crescent, curve, bend
half-moon, oxbow

3‘swifter than an arrow from an archer's bow’

SYNONYMS
longbow, crossbow, recurve

verb

1‘the mast quivered and bowed as Trent climbed up it’

SYNONYMS
bend, buckle, stoop, curve, arch, arc, crook, flex, curl, deform

Phrases

    bow out

    ‘the player bowed out of international competition’


    SYNONYMS
    withdraw from, resign from, retire from, step down from, get out of, pull out of, back out of, stop participating in
    give up, quit, leave, abandon
    informal pack in, chuck, chuck in, jack in
    call it a day, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel
    archaic forsake, demit
    ANTONYMS

    engage in