bow to (someone or something)

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bow to (someone or something)

To obey, pledge allegiance, or submit one's will to someone or something, especially in a reverential or servile manner. My allegiance is to my own country; I'll never bow to another government! The autocratic CEO all but makes his employees bow to him.
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They would bow to one another and say, 'Have patience with me.
The previous power structure was best enunciated by a minor dynast, who admitted that all they had to do was to bow to one family for others to bow down to them.
At the touch of a button, the center seat slides out to transform the entire bow to one big cushion.
A bow to one of the music industry's most loved performers, the show will be over two hours long and draw heavy inspiration from Jackson's Bad and Dangerous world tours.
However, that's really important because if you cant your bow to one side or the other, you are going to miss left or right.
I will though bow to one current phenomena formerly the preserve of the gentleman, in that if my wife wishes to take me out for a slap-up meal and buy me drinks all night, then I'll forget my manners and fall in with contemporary protocol.
Their scoops become their heads and they look like swans as they bow to one another, then lift up and twirl away; yet, somehow these clunky; menacing machines are convincing as elegant ballerinas.
When you see a K-1 fight, and the fighters bow to one another and congratulate one another after the fight, you can see and feel the sense of honor.
According to Fritz-Otto Thielmann, project manager for GIFA '94: "To remain competitive in the future--and this means with a view to the single European market and the markets of Eastern Europe as well as the challenge posed by the Japanese--all businesses worldwide must bow to one common objective--the fastest possible production flow, the highest degree of flexibility and unimpeachable product quality.
Fifty new souls rise slowly up and bow to one another, and go their own way, leaving the nodding heads behind.