Synonyms of bow in English

: bow1bow2bow3

bow1


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verb

1‘the officers bowed and doffed their caps’

SYNONYMS

incline the body, incline the head, make an obeisance, make a bow, nod, curtsy, drop a curtsy, bob, salaam, genuflect, bend the knee, kowtow

2‘the government reluctantly bowed to foreign pressure’

SYNONYMS

give in, give way, yield, submit, surrender, succumb, capitulate, assent, defer, kowtow, truckle, adhere, conform

acquiesce in, concur with, comply with, act in accordance with, cooperate with, accept, heed, observe

ANTONYMS

defy


noun

1‘Webster offered the Prince a perfunctory bow’

SYNONYMS

inclination, obeisance, nod, curtsy, bob, salaam, salutation

Indian namaskar

historical kowtow

archaic reverence


Synonyms of bow in English

: bow1bow2bow3

bow2


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noun

1‘the bow of the tanker swept by their stern’

SYNONYMS

prow, front, forepart, stem, rostrum, ram, nose, head, bowsprit, cutwater

informal sharp end

rare fore-end, stem-post, beak, beakhead


Synonyms of bow in English

: bow1bow2bow3

bow3


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noun

1‘thread the ribbon through the hole and tie it in a bow’

SYNONYMS

loop, knot

lace, ribbon

2‘he bent the rod into a bow’

SYNONYMS

arc, arch, crescent, curve, bend

half-moon, oxbow

3‘swifter than an arrow from an archer's bow’

SYNONYMS

longbow, crossbow, recurve


verb

1‘the mast quivered and bowed as Trent climbed up it’

SYNONYMS

bend, buckle, stoop, curve, arch, arc, crook, flex, curl, deform


Phrases

    bow out

      ‘the player bowed out of international competition’

      SYNONYMS

      withdraw from, resign from, retire from, step down from, get out of, pull out of, back out of, stop participating in

      give up, quit, leave, abandon

      informal

      pack in, chuck, chuck in, jack in

      call it a day, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel

      archaic

      forsake, demit

      ANTONYMS

      engage in