genuflect Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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genuflectverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈdʒen.jʊ.flekt/
to ​bend one or both ​knees as a ​sign of ​respect to ​God, ​especially when ​entering or ​leaving a ​Catholicchurch: People were genuflecting in ​front of the ​altar.
(Definition of genuflect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"genuflect" in American English

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genuflectverb [I]

 us   /ˈdʒen·jəˌflekt/
to ​bend one ​knee or ​touch one ​knee to the ​floor as a ​sign of ​worship or ​respect
genuflection
noun [C]  us   /ˌdʒen·jəˈflek·ʃən/
The ​book just couldn't get past her genuflection for ​authors of a ​previousgeneration.
(Definition of genuflect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “genuflect”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指进出天主教教堂时)下跪,跪拜…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指進出天主教教堂時)下跪,跪拜…
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