Thesaurus

knuckling under

verb
present participle of knuckle under

Synonyms & Antonyms of knuckling under

1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control)
  • encouraged her to stand firm and not knuckle under to political pressure

Synonyms for knuckling under

Words Related to knuckling under

Phrases Synonymous with knuckling under

Near Antonyms for knuckling under

Antonyms for knuckling under

2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces
  • the remote outpost was overrun and forced to knuckle under

Synonyms for knuckling under

Words Related to knuckling under

Near Antonyms for knuckling under

Antonyms for knuckling under

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About knuckling under

Thesaurus Entries Near knuckling under

knuckling down (to)

knuckling under

knuckling under (to)

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Knuckling under.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knuckling%20under. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!