To make a curtsy.
To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
To bend (one's head) down in respect, prayer, shame, etc.
To go down or rest on one or both knees.
To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
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.
Find another word for genuflect. In this page you can discover 7 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for genuflect, like: curtsy, stoop, bow, kneel, scrape, kowtow and bend the knee.