genuflect

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genuflect /ˈʤɛnjəˌflɛkt/ verb
genuflects; genuflected; genuflecting
genuflect
/ˈʤɛnjəˌflɛkt/
verb
genuflects; genuflected; genuflecting
Learner's definition of GENUFLECT
[no object]
: to kneel on one knee and then rise again as an act of respect
disapproving : to obey someone with power in a way that is seen as weak

— genuflection

also British genuflexion /ˌʤɛnjəˈflɛkʃən/ noun, plural genuflections [count, noncount]
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