What is another word for grovel?

Synonyms for grovel
ˈgrɒv əl, ˈgrʌv-grov·el

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. grovel

    crawl, cringe, wallow, creep, grub, fawn, grabble

    soar, aspire, mount, rise

Princeton's WordNet3.3 / 3 votes

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

    show submission or fear

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. grovelverb

    creep, crawl, sneak, fawn, cringe, lie low, lie prone

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. grovelverb

    crawl, sneak, cringe, wallow, fawn

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "grovel":

    crawl, slither

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  1. Sarah Solomon:

    I wanted to travel more — I didn’t want to have to ask for time off and grovel for extra days, you know?

  2. Emmanuel Nahshon:

    What happened (in Zurich) proves that the nuclear deal ... created an unbridled incentive to pour billions of dollars into Iran without it being required to changes its policy of terror and belligerence, greed begets attempts to grovel before the Iranian regime, with attendant loss of basic sense and self-respect.

  3. John Adams:

    It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.

  4. The President:

    If you're going to do it, the way to do it is make the Chinese come to us, let them grovel for a bit and then respond. You don't give them what they want up front. What do we get if he does that ? Nothing.

Translations for grovel

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  • arrossegarCatalan, Valencian
  • katzbuckeln, schleimen, kriechen, auf dem Bauch rutschenGerman
  • arrastrarseSpanish
  • دمر خوابیدنPersian
  • ryömiä, rypeä, nöyristellä, mielistellä, olla, rähmällään, madellaFinnish
  • s'abaisserFrench
  • התרפסHebrew
  • उताने पड़ जानाHindi
  • giacere bocconi, umiliarsi, ingraziarsi, strisciare, abbassarsi, grufolarsi, giacere pronoItalian
  • kruipenDutch
  • пресмыкатьсяRussian

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