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Synonyms of grovel in English:


  • 1 George grovelled at his feet
    crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, prostrate oneself, kneel, fall on one's knees;
    throw oneself at someone's feet
  • 2 they dislike leaders who grovel to foreign patrons
    behave obsequiously, be obsequious, be servile, be sycophantic, fawn, kowtow, bow and scrape, toady, truckle, abase oneself, humble oneself, prostrate oneself;
    curry favour with, flatter, court, woo, dance attendance on, make up to, play up to, ingratiate oneself with
    informal crawl, creep, suck up, butter up, be all over, fall all over, lick someone's boots, rub up the right way
    archaic blandish
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