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Synonyms for cower
ˈkaʊ ərcow·er

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  1. cower

    Synonyms:
    shrink, stoop, crouch

    Antonyms:
    rise, stand, dare, face, confront

Princeton's WordNet

  1. huddle, cowerverb

    crouch or curl up

    "They huddled outside in the rain"

    Synonyms:
    crawl, huddle together, creep, huddle, fawn, grovel, cringe

  2. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovelverb

    show submission or fear

    Synonyms:
    sneak, recoil, bootlick, fawn, quail, flinch, funk, crawl, grovel, huddle, cringe, wince, truckle, kowtow, kotow, pussyfoot, squinch, creep, mouse, suck up, toady, shrink

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  1. cowerverb

    Synonyms:
    crouch, cringe, fawn, stoop, squat, bend the knee

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cowerverb

    Synonyms:
    crouch, squat, quail, cringe

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How to use cower in a sentence?

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    This is a time for America to lead, not cower.

  2. David Ryan Polgar:

    The solution is not going to be to ... cower in fear and just kind of unplug yourself from life, it's going to be more about saying, 'OK, this is an opportunity where I should be educated in how to use the technology.' Technology is not the problem. The problem is our misuse or lack of education behind it.

  3. Misty Buswell:

    Families (Save the Children interviewed) spoke of sick babies dying at checkpoints, vets (veterinary surgeons) treating humans, and children forced to eat animal feed as they cower in basements from airstrikes.

  4. George Zimmerman:

    What I’ve decided to do is not cower, i’m a free American. I can do what I want with my possessions. An attorney for Martin's family declined to specifically comment on Zimmerman, but did issue a statement to Fox 35 Orlando Wednesday.

  5. Nadia AhmadNadia Ahmad:

    I don't think I paused to process what had happened on 9/11, because I was too busy responding. I couldn't grieve, because I felt under siege, everything changed suddenly. The ground beneath our feet was shifting. At the same time, there was no way as an Bangladeshi American, Berkeley-educated Muslim woman I would cower in this situation.


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