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Synonyms for grovel
ˈgrɒv əl, ˈgrʌv-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grovel

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

    Antonyms:
    soar, aspire, mount, rise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grovel(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grovel(v)

    Synonyms:
    crawl, sneak, cringe, wallow, fawn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    crawl, slither

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How to say grovel in sign language?

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How to use grovel in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. 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?


Translations for grovel

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  • arrossegarCatalan, Valencian
  • katzbuckeln, schleimen, kriechen, auf dem Bauch rutschenGerman
  • arrastrarseSpanish
  • دمر خوابیدنPersian
  • ryömiä, madella, rähmällään, olla, mielistellä, nöyristellä, rypeäFinnish
  • s'abaisserFrench
  • התרפסHebrew
  • उताने पड़ जानाHindi
  • giacere prono, grufolarsi, strisciare, umiliarsi, giacere bocconi, ingraziarsi, abbassarsiItalian
  • kruipenDutch

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