Definition for Kneel (-ed, -ing, -s, knelt)

kneel (-ed, -ing, -s, knelt), v. [OE cnéowlian, see knee, n.] (webplay: knee, lay, say the Lord's Prayer).

  1. Bow worshipfully; stoop reverently; bend down onto the knees in submission to God.
  2. Show respect; [fig.] seek acceptance; request priority; beg for attention; humble oneself to a lower position.
  3. Fall on one's knees; [fig.] express awe; show reverence for nature.

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