Synonyms for kowtow

Synonyms for (noun) kowtow

Synonyms: kowtow, kotow

Definition: a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission

Similar words: obeisance, bow, bowing

Definition: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

Synonyms for (verb) kowtow

Synonyms: fawn, suck up, toady, truckle, bootlick, kotow, kowtow

Definition: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

Usage: He is always kowtowing to his boss

Similar words: blandish, flatter

Definition: praise somewhat dishonestly

Synonyms: kowtow, scrape, genuflect

Definition: bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

Similar words: bow

Definition: bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting

Usage: He bowed before the King

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