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GENUFLECT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does genuflect mean? 

GENUFLECT (verb)
  The verb GENUFLECT has 2 senses:

1. bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image
2. bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

  Familiarity information: GENUFLECT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENUFLECT (verb)


Sense 1genuflect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "genuflect" is one way to...):

bow (bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2genuflect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

kowtow; genuflect; scrape

Hypernyms (to "genuflect" is one way to...):

bow (bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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