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bow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bow

  1. 1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) finally bowed to the judge's insistence that she change her outfit Synonyms of 1bow blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderWords Related to 1bow acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms of 1bow contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms of 1bow resist

  2. 2 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) bowed to the craving for fresh coffee Synonyms of 1bow bow, cave (in), give in, submit, succumb, surrenderWords Related to 1bow cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms of 1bow battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms of 1bow hold off, resist


bow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bow

  1. 1 to turn away from a straight line or course the river bows gently to the north before it reaches the sea Synonyms of 2bow arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheelWords Related to 2bow circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms of 2bow straighten

  2. 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 Synonyms of 2bow arch, bow, crook, curve, hook, swerveWords Related to 2bow arc, round; incurvate, incurve, inflect, reflect; deflect, divert; entwine, kink, swirl, turn, twine, twist, veer, warp; coil, curl, enroll (also enrol), loop, spiral; dent, dimple; meander, wave, weave, wind; decline, incline, slopeAntonyms of 2bow straighten, unbend, uncurl


bow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bow

  1. something that curves or is curved her full lips form a pair of perfect bows Synonyms of bow angle, arc, arch, bend, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, turn, windWords Related to bow kink, warp; circle, ring, ringlet, round; coil, curl, curlicue (also curlycue); buckle, convolution, flexure, fold, loop, spiral, swirl, twist, winding; incurvature, reflection; decline, inclination, incline, slope; corner, turnoff; dogleg, hairpin


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