To bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor or ground, as in worship.
To manage to get by; survive
(Intransitive) To engage in fawning, servile behavior.
To be servile; cringe, submit, toady, etc.
To be a toady (to); flatter
To fawn means to pay extra attention to something in an overly affectionate way.
To lower or debase oneself:
To lie prone or crawl in a prostrate position, esp. abjectly
To cower is defined as to duck down, crouch or hide in fear.
To behave in a servile way; fawn.
Find another word for kowtowing. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for kowtowing, like: genuflecting, scraping, bootlicking, truckling, toadying, fawning, stooping, kneeling, grovelling, cowering and slavering.