kneel [-ed, -ing, -s, knelt] v
OE cnéowlian, see knee, n.
- Bow worshipfully; stoop reverently; bend down onto the knees in submission to God.
- Show respect; [fig.] seek acceptance; request priority; beg for attention; humble oneself to a lower position.
- Fall on one's knees; [fig.] express awe; show reverence for nature.