verb sub·mit \səb-ˈmit\

: to give (a document, proposal, piece of writing, etc.) to someone so that it can be considered or approved

: to stop trying to fight or resist something : to agree to do or accept something that you have been resisting or opposing

: to offer (something) as an opinion or suggestion


Full Definition of SUBMIT

transitive verb
a :  to yield to governance or authority
b :  to subject to a condition, treatment, or operation <the metal was submitted to analysis>
:  to present or propose to another for review, consideration, or decision; also :  to deliver formally <submitted my resignation>
:  to put forward as an opinion or contention <we submit that the charge is not proved>
intransitive verb
a :  to yield oneself to the authority or will of another :  surrender
b :  to permit oneself to be subjected to something <had to submit to surgery>
:  to defer to or consent to abide by the opinion or authority of another
sub·mit·tal \-ˈmi-təl\ noun

Examples of SUBMIT

  1. Candidates interested in the position should submit their résumés to the Office of Human Resources.
  2. Submit your application no later than January 31st.
  3. Requests must be submitted in writing.
  4. Photographs submitted for publication will not be returned.

Origin of SUBMIT

Middle English submitten, from Latin submittere to lower, submit, from sub- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 14th century


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