kneel before

to kneel in front of someone or something, especially in order to worship or supplicate

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  • kneel — v. (D; intr.) to kneel before * * * [niːl] (D; intr.) to kneel before …   Combinatory dictionary

  • kneel — The past and past participle form knelt is now more common than kneeled in all varieties of English: • Some of the recruits knelt to pray before retiring, presumably for strength Anthony Burgess, 1987 …   Modern English usage

  • Kneel — This interesting name is a variant form of the surname Neil , which is of Gaelic (Irish) origin from the personal name Niall , thought to mean champion . The Norsemen who settled in Ireland before the 11th Century adopted the name as Njall , and… …   Surnames reference

  • kneel — intransitive verb (knelt or kneeled; kneeling) Etymology: Middle English knelen, from Old English cnēowlian; akin to Old English cnēow knee Date: before 12th century to bend the knee ; fall or rest on the knees …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kneel — Synonyms and related words: bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bob, bob a curtsy, bob down, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow the head, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, curtsy, duck, fall down before, fawn, flatter, genuflect,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • kneel to — Synonyms and related words: adjure, appeal, appeal to, beg, bend, bend the neck, bend to, beseech, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow to, call for help, call on, call upon, clamor for, conjure, crave, cringe to, crouch, crouch before, cry for,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Prayer before a Crucifix — The Prayer before the Crucifix is a Roman Catholic prayer which is said while kneeling before a crucifix. It is often said by Roman Catholics after Communion or after Mass. The faithful receive a partial indulgence if they recite the prayer after …   Wikipedia

  • General Zod — as seen in Action Comics #845 (January 2007) Art by Adam Kubert Publication information Publisher …   Wikipedia

  • Kneeling — is a human position in which the weight is distributed on the knees and feet on a surface close to horizontal.The position of kneeling may be assumed for practical reasons and for reasons of social or religious custom. Practical reasons Kneeling… …   Wikipedia

  • Pope John Paul II — John Paul II John Paul II in 1993 Papacy began 16 October 1978 Papacy ended 2 April 2005 ( 1000000000000002600000026 years, 1000000 …   Wikipedia

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