Synonyms of kowtow


1. kowtow, kotow, bow, bowing, obeisance

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


1. scrape, kowtow, genuflect, bow

usage: bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

2. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up, flatter, blandish

usage: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

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