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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Kneel \Kneel\ (n[=e]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Knelt (n[e^]lt) or
Kneeled (n[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Kneeling.] [OE.
knelen, cneolien; akin to D. knielen, Dan. kn[ae]le. See
To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes
Note: The act of kneeling, when performed in front of a
person, is often done as a sign of respect, humility,
or supplication. It has a similar significance when
performed in front of religious objects, such as an
altar or shrine.
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice,
Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. --Acts
As soon as you are dressed, kneel and say the
Lord's Prayer. --Jer. Taylor.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: supporting yourself on your knees [syn: kneel,
v 1: rest one's weight on one's knees; "In church you have to
kneel during parts of the service"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "kneel":
bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bob, bob a curtsy, bob down,
bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow the head, cower,
crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, curtsy, duck, fall down before, fawn,
flatter, genuflect, grovel, kowtow, lick the dust, lickspittle,
make a leg, make a reverence, make obeisance, nod, salaam, scrape,
stoop, toadeat, toady, truckle
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