Grovel Synonyms and Antonyms

grŏv'əl, grŭv'-

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Synonyms for Grovel

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To move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner; flounder:
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(Intransitive) To act in a servile manner.
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To throw oneself down in submission (also figuratively).
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Any of numerous aquatic, chiefly marine invertebrate animals of the phylum Porifera. Sponges characteristically have a porous skeleton, usually containing an intricate system of canals, that is composed of fibrous material or siliceous or calcareous spicules. Water passing through the pores brings food to the organism. Sponges live in all depths of the sea, are sessile, and often form irregularly shaped colonies attached to an underwater surface. Sponges are considered the most primitive members of the animal kingdom, since they lack a nervous system and differentiated body tissues or organs. Adults do not have moving parts, but the larvae are free-swimming. Sponges have great regenerative capacities, with some species able to regenerate a complete adult organism from fragments as small as a single cell. Sponges first appear during the early Cambrian Period and may have evolved from protozoa.
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To try to get the love of in order to marry; woo
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To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.
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(Intransitive) To kneel and bow low enough to touch one’s forehead to the ground.
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The definition of implore is to beg or plead.
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(Intransitive, construed with to) To behave like a toady (to someone).
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To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
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To fret or complain in a whining, tearful manner
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To request earnestly; beg for:
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To flatter or coax in persuading; cajole
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To make feel pleased or honored; gratify the vanity of
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US spelling of humour.
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To give in to; gratify:
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To equal in action; to fulfill in practice.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) to admit one's faults; to make a humiliating apology
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(Informal) To flatter
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(Idiomatic) To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To yield or cooperate when pressured or forced to do so.
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Alternative spelling of brownnose.
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(Idiomatic) To pay false flattery to; to flatter in excess.
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(Intransitive) To engage in fawning, servile behavior.
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(Dated, intransitive) To bow or crouch in servility.
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To fawn means to pay extra attention to something in an overly affectionate way.
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To slobber; drool.
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(US) To attempt to obtain favors, especially by flattery; to toady or fawn
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To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
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To come to understand. Often used with to or onto :
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(Idiomatic, chiefly with "to") To adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.
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To lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, so as to hurt feelings or cause pain; to depress; to humiliate; to humble; to degrade. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
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To creep is defined as to move slowly and quietly while close to the ground.
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To ask (permission) to do something:
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To go or move in a quiet, stealthy way.
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(Intransitive) To stoop down and rest on the knee or knees.
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The definition of reverence is treating with great respect.
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Antonyms for Grovel

To hate is defined as to feel strong and intense aversion or dislike.
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To reject something by pushing it away with the foot.
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To scorn is to express a feeling of contempt or disgust for something.
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To have or possess (a desirable feature):
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Words Related to Grovel

So as to be comprehensible, acceptable, or effective; across:
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Find another word for grovel. In this page you can discover 67 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for grovel, like: kiss one's feet, wallow, crawl, prostrate, make up to, sponge, court, lick the dust, crouch before, truckle and kowtow.