Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
  2. (verb, communication) try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

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Synonyms of Kotow

bootlick, fawn, kowtow, suck up, toady, truckle

Alternate forms of Kotow

Derivations: kotow

Hyponyms: court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour

Hypernyms: blandish, bow, bowing, flatter, obeisance

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