Synonyms and Antonyms of submit
1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <in the end he submitted and agreed to take that awful-tasting medicine> Synonyms blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, yield, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist
2 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) <refusing to submit to sleep, she stayed by her son's hospital bed the whole night> Synonyms bow, cave (in), give in, yield, succumb, surrenderRelated Words cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms hold off, resist
3 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces <the fort's commander received orders not to submit under any circumstances, as reinforcements were on the way> Synonyms capitulate, give up, knuckle under, fall, succumb, surrenderRelated Words bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms endure, stand
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