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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With this in mind it would have been impossible for Jordan, of all countries, to bow to US threats and not vote for the UN resolution.
Those words sparked fears that Theresa May would bow to US pressure and send thousands of British troops back to Afghanistan, where 456 of our personnel have died since 2001.
AS soon as they saw us they got off the pavement and as we were passing them they made a deep bow to us.
He described institutions that bow to US pressure as "weak".
But it is not clear if Al-Maliki, who is seeking a third term, will bow to US and domestic pressure to step down.
Obama's defence secretary, Charles "Chuck" Hagel, was in Beijing last week to deliver a warning that China, like Russia, could face isolation and war if it did not bow to US demands.
Attracted by the prize of economic gains from a free trade deal, EU governments might bow to US pressure to unblock the current stalemate on approving new GM varieties for cultivation.
And Turkey is the other country that has repeatedly raised its flag of nationalism and said it would not bow to US pressures.
Assange on Wednesday urged European nations not to bow to US pressure and to welcome Snowden.
But yesterday Beijing appeared to bow to US pressure to bring about a diplomatic solution, calling for "emergency consultations" and inviting a North Korean official to Beijing.
Far from being willing to bow to US pressure, many emerging market policymakers blame lax US policies for the global financial crisis.
Mr Netanyahu's was just another of a number of ill-judged remarks by high-ranking Israeli officials that seem to be part of an attempt by the Israeli government to signal that it will not bow to US pressure.
In 1941, as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Acheson assumed the Japanese would bow to US economic coercion (especially termination of US oil exports, upon which Japan was critically dependent) because, in his words at the time, "no rational Japanese could believe that an attack on us could result in anything but disaster for his country.
But Pakistani officials have been reluctant to bow to US pressure, saying their priority is eliminating the Pakistani Taliban who have been linked to a series of deadly bomb attacks across the country, rather than tackling the Haqqani network.
To bow to US pressure on this issue is both sad and criminal.