Kowtow (verb)

Showing extreme deference or submission to someone.


The word kowtow comes from the chinese word "koutou" which means to kneel and knock the head on the ground as a sign of respect and submission. it is used to describe the act of showing extreme deference or submission to someone.


  1. He refused to kowtow to the company's demands, standing up for what he believed in.
  2. She felt that kowtowing to her boss would not bring her the respect she deserved.
  3. The company had to kowtow to the demands of the government in order to operate in the country.
  4. He didn"t want to kowtow to the new management"s policies and resigned from his position.
  5. She had to kowtow to her boss in order to keep her job, even though it went against her principles.
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