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Synonyms for kowtow
ˈkaʊˈtaʊ, -ˌtaʊ, ˈkoʊ-

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  1. kowtow, kotow(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    kotow

  2. scrape, kowtow, genuflect(verb)

    bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

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

  3. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up(verb)

    try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

    "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

    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, take in, suck, play up, kotow, scrape, creep, genuflect, suck up, toady

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How to use kowtow in a sentence?

  1. Jim Dean:

    Clinton's economic policy speech reflects a very clear understanding that the Democratic Party and the vast majority of the American people want a president who will fight alongside … Elizabeth Warren and refuse to kowtow to wealthy and powerful interests on Wall Street.

  2. Chris Murphy:

    Its time for Republicans and President Trump to decide whose side theyre on, are they going to stand with the 90 percentof Americans who want universal background checks, or are they going to once again kowtow to the desires of the gun lobby?

  3. Clarence Thomas:

    As a black American, as far as Im concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves... and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you -- you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.


Translations for kowtow

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  • سجد, تملق, ركعArabic
  • knien, Kotau, zu Kreuze kriechenGerman
  • prosternarse, postrarseSpanish
  • kumarrella, tehdä, nöyristellä, kumarrus, kumartaa, syväänFinnish
  • s'agenouiller, kowtow, se prosternerFrench
  • 叩頭, 土下座, 叩頭くJapanese
  • 고두, 머리를 조아리다Korean
  • zich, zijn, buiging, kotau, buigen, aanpassen, onderdanig, diep, knielenDutch
  • kowtowNorwegian
  • делать коутоу, преклоняться, поклон, раболепствовать, коутоу, делать низкий поклон, пресмыкатьсяRussian
  • koutouSwedish
  • quỳ lạy, khúm núm, khấu đầu, quỵ luỵVietnamese

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