To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
To go down or rest on one or both knees.
To bend (one's head) down in respect, prayer, shame, etc.
To make a curtsy.
The definition of kowtow is to be submissive or subservient to someone, or to kneel and touch the ground with your forehead as an act of worship.
To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
Find another word for genuflect. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for genuflect, like: stoop, kneel, bow, curtsy, kowtow, scrape, bowed down, reverently, bend the knee and bow-down.