What is another word for grovel?

Synonyms for grovel
ˈgrɒv əl, ˈgrʌv-grov·el

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grovel

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

    Antonyms:
    soar, aspire, mount, rise

Princeton's WordNet

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

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grovelverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grovelverb

    Synonyms:
    crawl, sneak, cringe, wallow, fawn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grovel":

    crawl, slither

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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. 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?

  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. 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.

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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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