bow down to (someone)

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bow down to (someone)

To obey, pledge allegiance, or submit one's will to someone, especially in a reverential or servile manner. My allegiance is to my own country; I'll never bow down to you! The autocratic CEO all but makes his employees bow down to him.
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bow down

 (to someone or something) and bow to someone or something
1. Lit. to bend or curtsy to someone or something. Do you expect me to bow down or something when you enter? He bowed down low to the duchess. She faced forward and bowed to the altar.
2. Fig. to submit to someone or something; to yield sovereignty to someone or something. I will not bow down to you, you dictator! We will never bow to a foreign prince.
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bow down

v.
1. To bend the head or the top part of the body forward as a sign of respect: The loyal subjects stood before the throne and bowed down to the king and queen.
2. To submit to someone's orders without offering resistance: The rebels refused to bow down to a corrupt government.
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Washington, May 9 ( ANI ): Justin Bieber has responded to Seth Rogan's "Piece of s***" remark by saying that he is sorry that he didn't bow down to him when he first asked to the comedian.
Abraham's great-grandson Joseph, the wearer of the multicolored coat, saw in a dream that he would be a powerful man and that his brothers would one day bow down to him in homage.
And so, when his brothers did indeed finally bow down to him as he foresaw in his dream, he was able to react not in vengeance, but in love: "I am Joseph, your brother.
In an ancient Persian kingdom, Haman, chief adviser to the king, plots to have all the Jews in the kingdom killed because they won't bow down to him.