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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Given what a high profile issue this for the United States, any Japanese foreign policy choice regarding Iran or the Strait of Hormuz will be closely scrutinised and criticised -- either by Trump administration officials if Japan does not bow to US pressure, or by the domestic public if Japan does.
Turkey has refused to bow to US pressure, insisting that choosing which equipment to purchase is a matter of national sovereignty.
Senior figures lined up to insist the ministers were right to stand up for Sir Kim and warned the Government must not bow to US pressure.
Senior figures insisted ministers were right to stand up for Sir Kim and warned the government must not bow to US pressure.
Iran's September exports fell to around two million bpd as buyers around the world bow to US pressure and cut imports.The decision by Opec and allies at their meeting in Algiers recently not to immediately boost production is also spurring the oil price rally.
Salem called on the winning candidates not to bow to US threats and give priority to national interests.
China, Russia and India are also unlikely to bow to US pressure.
The question is whether China will bow to US pressure.
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.
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.
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.