Kneel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |niːl|  American pronunciation of the word kneel
Brit.  |niːl|  British pronunciation of the word kneel
irregular verb:  p.t. — knelt  p.p. — knelt


- supporting yourself on your knees (syn: kneeling)


- rest one's weight on one's knees


She was kneeling on the floor beside her child.

He was kneeling in front of the altar and praying.

Christians often kneel down to say their prayers.

I knelt down to play with the baby on the floor.

Tom knelt down and patted the dog.

She knelt on the floor and put more wood on the fire.

In church you have to kneel during parts of the service

Word forms

I/you/we/they: kneel
he/she/it: kneels
present participle: kneeling
past tense: knelt
past participle: knelt
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