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bow

verb (1)

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1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control)
  • finally bowed to the judge's insistence that she change her outfit

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2 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit)
  • bowed to the craving for fresh coffee

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bow

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of bow (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • the river bows gently to the north before it reaches the sea

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2 to cause to turn away from a straight line
  • you'll have to gently bow the strip of wood in order to fit it in

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bow

noun

Synonyms of bow (Entry 3 of 3)

something that curves or is curved
  • her full lips form a pair of perfect bows

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The first known use of bow was before the 12th century

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“Bow.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bow. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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