Kneel (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Knelt (?) or Kneeled (); p. pr. & vb. n. Kneeling.] [OE. knelen, cneolien; akin to D. knielen, Dan. knaele. See Knee.]

To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes with down.

And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. Acts vii. 60.

As soon as you are dressed, kneel and say the Lord's Prayer. Jer. Taylor.

 

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