1. bow, bow down, gesticulate, gesture, motion

usage: bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"

2. submit, bow, defer, accede, give in, yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under

usage: yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"

3. bow, change posture

usage: bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"

4. crouch, stoop, bend, bow, bend, flex

usage: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

5. bow, play

usage: play on a string instrument with a bow


1. bowed (vs. plucked), arco

usage: of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow

2. arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed, curved (vs. straight), curving

usage: forming or resembling an arch; "an arched ceiling"

3. bandy, bandy-legged, bowed, bowleg, bowlegged, unfit (vs. fit)

usage: have legs that curve outward at the knees

4. bowed, bowing, submissive (vs. domineering)

usage: showing an excessively deferential manner

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