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English definition of “genuflect”

genuflect

verb [I]     /ˈdʒen.jʊ.flekt/
to bend one or both knees as a sign of respect to God, especially when entering or leaving a Catholic church: People were genuflecting in front of the altar.Religious practicesPhysical gestures of respect
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