kowtow synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term kowtow:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. kowtow, kotowverb

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

    Synonyms:
    kowtow, kotow

  2. scrape, kowtow, genuflectverb

    bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

    Synonyms:
    scrape up, truckle, scratch up, kowtow, bootlick, fawn, come up, kotow, suck up, scrape, scratch, toady, grate, skin, genuflect

  3. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck upverb

    try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

    Synonyms:
    soak up, sidle up, cower, cotton up, sop up, bootlick, fawn, cozy up, imbibe, crawl, draw, grovel, shine up, absorb, cringe, take up, truckle, kowtow, take in, suck, play up, kotow, scrape, creep, genuflect, suck up, toady



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