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kneel

[ neel ]
/ nil /
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verb (used without object), knelt [nelt] /n蓻lt/ or kneeled, kneel路ing.
to go down or rest on the knees or a knee.
noun
the action or position of kneeling.
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Origin of kneel

First recorded before 1000; Middle English knelen, Old English cn膿owlian (cognate with Low German knelen, Dutch knielen ). See knee, -le

OTHER WORDS FROM kneel

kneel路ing路ly, adverbun路kneel路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kneel

kneel
/ (ni藧l) /

verb kneels, kneeling, knelt or kneeled
(intr) to rest, fall, or support oneself on one's knees
noun
the act or position of kneeling

Derived forms of kneel

kneeler, noun

Word Origin for kneel

Old English cn膿owlian; see knee
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