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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 blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  2. 2 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) bowed to the craving for fresh coffee Synonyms bow, cave (in), give in, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms 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 arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheelRelated Words circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms 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 arch, bow, crook, curve, hook, swerveRelated Words 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 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 angle, arc, arch, bend, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, turn, windRelated Words 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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