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kneel

 (nēl)
intr.v. knelt (nĕlt) or kneeled, kneel·ing, kneels
To go down or rest on one or both knees.

[Middle English knelen, from Old English cnēowlian; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

kneel

(niːl)
vb, kneels, kneeling, knelt or kneeled
(intr) to rest, fall, or support oneself on one's knees
n
the act or position of kneeling
[Old English cnēowlian; see knee]
ˈkneeler n

kneel

(nil)

v.i. knelt kneeled, kneel•ing.
to go down or rest on the knees or a knee.
[before 1000; Middle English knelen, Old English cnēowlian (c. Middle Low German knēlen, Dutch knielen). See knee, -le]

kneel


Past participle: kneeled/knelt
Gerund: kneeling

Imperative
kneel
kneel
Present
I kneel
you kneel
he/she/it kneels
we kneel
you kneel
they kneel
Preterite
I kneeled/knelt
you kneeled/knelt
he/she/it kneeled/knelt
we kneeled/knelt
you kneeled/knelt
they kneeled/knelt
Present Continuous
I am kneeling
you are kneeling
he/she/it is kneeling
we are kneeling
you are kneeling
they are kneeling
Present Perfect
I have kneeled/knelt
you have kneeled/knelt
he/she/it has kneeled/knelt
we have kneeled/knelt
you have kneeled/knelt
they have kneeled/knelt
Past Continuous
I was kneeling
you were kneeling
he/she/it was kneeling
we were kneeling
you were kneeling
they were kneeling
Past Perfect
I had kneeled/knelt
you had kneeled/knelt
he/she/it had kneeled/knelt
we had kneeled/knelt
you had kneeled/knelt
they had kneeled/knelt
Future
I will kneel
you will kneel
he/she/it will kneel
we will kneel
you will kneel
they will kneel
Future Perfect
I will have kneeled/knelt
you will have kneeled/knelt
he/she/it will have kneeled/knelt
we will have kneeled/knelt
you will have kneeled/knelt
they will have kneeled/knelt
Future Continuous
I will be kneeling
you will be kneeling
he/she/it will be kneeling
we will be kneeling
you will be kneeling
they will be kneeling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kneeling
you have been kneeling
he/she/it has been kneeling
we have been kneeling
you have been kneeling
they have been kneeling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kneeling
you will have been kneeling
he/she/it will have been kneeling
we will have been kneeling
you will have been kneeling
they will have been kneeling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kneeling
you had been kneeling
he/she/it had been kneeling
we had been kneeling
you had been kneeling
they had been kneeling
Conditional
I would kneel
you would kneel
he/she/it would kneel
we would kneel
you would kneel
they would kneel
Past Conditional
I would have kneeled/knelt
you would have kneeled/knelt
he/she/it would have kneeled/knelt
we would have kneeled/knelt
you would have kneeled/knelt
they would have kneeled/knelt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kneel - supporting yourself on your kneeskneel - supporting yourself on your knees  
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Verb1.kneel - rest one's weight on one's knees; "In church you have to kneel during parts of the service"
rest - not move; be in a resting position

kneel

verb genuflect, bow, stoop, curtsy or curtsey, bow down, kowtow, get down on your knees, make obeisance She knelt by the bed and prayed.
Translations
يَرْكَعيَرْكَعُ
klečet
knæle
polvistua
klečatikleknuti
térdelletérdel
lutut
krjúpa
ひざを曲げる
무릎을 꿇다
atsiklauptiklūpėti
mesties ceļosstāvēt uz ceļiem
pokleknitiklečati
stå på knä
คุกเข่า
quỳ

kneel

[niːl] (knelt or kneeled (pt, pp)) VI (also kneel down) (= act) → arrodillarse, ponerse de rodillas; (= state) → estar de rodillas
to kneel to (fig) → hincar la rodilla ante

kneel

[ˈniːl] [knelt] (pt, pp) vis'agenouiller
to be kneeling → être agenouillé
kneel down
vis'agenouillerknee-length [ˈniːlɛŋθ] adj [skirt] → qui s'arrête au genou
knee-length boots → des bottes qui montent jusqu'aux genoux

kneel

pret, ptp <knelt or kneeled>
vi (→ vor +dat) → knien; (also kneel down)niederknien, (sich) hinknien

kneel

[niːl] (knelt (pt, pp)) vi (also kneel down) → inginocchiarsi

kneel

(niːl) past tense, past participle knelt (nelt) verb
(often with down) to be in, or move into, a position in which both the foot and the knee of one or both legs are on the ground. She knelt (down) to fasten the child's shoes; She was kneeling on the floor cutting out a dress pattern.

kneel

يَرْكَعُ klečet knæle knien γονατίζω arrodillarse polvistua s’agenouiller klečati inginocchiarsi ひざを曲げる 무릎을 꿇다 knielen knele klęknąć ajoelhar-se становиться на колени stå på knä คุกเข่า diz çökmek quỳ
References in classic literature ?
The revel was at its height when a priest appeared, and withdrawing the young pair to an alcove, hung with purple velvet, he motioned them to kneel.
I did not say my prayers in words nor did I kneel down but sat perfectly still in my chair.
She yearned to take him by the hand, and go and kneel down, they two together,--both so long separate from the world, and, as she now recognized, scarcely friends with Him above,--to kneel down among the people, and be reconciled to God and man at once.
Come in thy lowest form of love, and I will kneel and kiss thee; but at thy highest, come as mere supernal power; and though thou launchest navies of full-freighted worlds, there's that in here that still remains indifferent.
They said their prayers inwardly, and lying down, since there was nobody there with authority to make them kneel and recite aloud; in truth, they had a mind not to say them at all, but they were afraid to proceed to such lengths as that, lest they might call down a sudden and special thunderbolt from heaven.
I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.
The sheep are feeding there, when I kneel up, early in the morning, in my little bed in a closet within my mother's room, to look out at it; and I see the red light shining on the sun-dial, and think within myself, 'Is the sun-dial glad, I wonder, that it can tell the time again?
reader, may it be long before you kneel at the bedside of her you love best in the world, and know that of all your love is left but a hundred heart-beats, while opposite sits Death, watch in hand, and fingers upon her wrist.
On the lower step of this throne the champion was made to kneel down.
He loved to kneel down on the cold marble pavement and watch the priest, in his stiff flowered dalmatic, slowly and with white hands moving aside the veil of the tabernacle, or raising aloft the jewelled, lantern-shaped monstrance with that pallid wafer that at times, one would fain think, is indeed the "panis caelestis," the bread of angels, or, robed in the garments of the Passion of Christ, breaking the Host into the chalice and smiting his breast for his sins.
The executioner made Aladdin kneel down, bandaged his eyes, and raised his scimitar to strike.
They fill my soul with Beauty (which is Hope), And are far up in Heaven -- the stars I kneel to In the sad, silent watches of my night; While even in the meridian glare of day I see them still -- two sweetly scintillant Venuses, unextinguished by the sun!