submit

verb
sub·​mit | \ səb-ˈmit How to pronounce submit (audio) \
submitted; submitting

Definition of submit

transitive verb

1a : to yield to governance or authority
b : to subject to a condition, treatment, or operation the metal was submitted to analysis
2 : to present or propose to another for review, consideration, or decision also : to deliver formally submitted my resignation
3 : to put forward as an opinion or contention we submit that the charge is not proved

intransitive verb

1a : 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
2 : to defer to or consent to abide by the opinion or authority of another

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yield, submit, capitulate, succumb, relent, defer mean to give way to someone or something that one can no longer resist. yield may apply to any sort or degree of giving way before force, argument, persuasion, or entreaty. yields too easily in any argument submit suggests full surrendering after resistance or conflict to the will or control of another. a repentant sinner vowing to submit to the will of God capitulate stresses the fact of ending all resistance and may imply either a coming to terms (as with an adversary) or hopelessness in the face of an irresistible opposing force. officials capitulated to the protesters' demands succumb implies weakness and helplessness to the one that gives way or an overwhelming power to the opposing force. a stage actor succumbing to the lure of Hollywood relent implies a yielding through pity or mercy by one who holds the upper hand. finally relented and let the children stay up late defer implies a voluntary yielding or submitting out of respect or reverence for or deference and affection toward another. I defer to your expertise in these matters

Examples of submit in a Sentence

Candidates interested in the position should submit their résumés to the Office of Human Resources. Submit your application no later than January 31st. Requests must be submitted in writing. Photographs submitted for publication will not be returned.
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The company must submit a final report to the state by the end of June to determine if there is any remaining contamination and if further cleanup is required. Benjamin Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "It's been a year since Kentucky's huge bourbon barrel spill. What's changed?," 21 June 2019 To participate in each challenge, parents or guardians submit simple 1-minute videos showcasing the child’s solution. Camila Vallejo, courant.com, "Engineering-minded Farmington family is challenging your kids to ‘Invent the Summer’," 21 June 2019 The 25 chefs whose burgers get the most votes will be asked to submit their recipes to the Beard Foundation judges. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Local chef’s ‘Psycho-Deli’ burger aims to change the way people eat," 20 June 2019 Two weeks after the Brownsburg school board accepted his resignation, Kluge submitted a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Former Brownsburg teacher sues school district over transgender student policy," 20 June 2019 Some 2,313 actors submitted their work for Emmy consideration, making the act of voting an exercise in attrition. Glenn Whipp, chicagotribune.com, "An amped-up Emmy campaign season sees big names, bigger parties and some rule breakers," 20 June 2019 Anyone with information on shooting is asked to call the NOPD Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or submit an anonymous tip by calling Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867. Laura Mcknight, nola.com, "Interstate 10 in the CBD to shut down for homicide investigation," 19 June 2019 Nine teams responded with conceptual ideas, and four were asked last September to submit full proposals. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Presidio Trust rejects ‘do-gooder’ plans to restore Fort Scott," 19 June 2019 You might be asked to submit a copy of your 1099 or 501(c) 3 to verify nonprofit status. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "What’s Happening sports briefs for June 21," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of submit

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for submit

Middle English submitten, from Latin submittere to lower, submit, from sub- + mittere to send

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submit

verb

English Language Learners Definition of submit

: 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
formal : to offer (something) as an opinion or suggestion

submit

verb
sub·​mit | \ səb-ˈmit How to pronounce submit (audio) \
submitted; submitting

Kids Definition of submit

1 : to leave to the judgment or approval of someone else I'm submitting a plan for consideration.
2 : to yield to the authority, control, or choice of another
3 : to put forward as an opinion, reason, or idea I submit that computers have changed business.

submit

verb
sub·​mit
submitted; submitting

Legal Definition of submit

transitive verb

1 : to yield or subject to control or authority to submit himself to the jurisdiction of the tribal courtSheppard v. Sheppard, 655 P.2d 895 (1982)
2a : to present or propose to another for review, consideration, or decision specifically : to commit to a trier of fact or law for decision after the close of trial or argument the trial court could properly submit both counts to the jury — Rorie Sherman
b : to deliver formally
3 : to put forward as an opinion or contention

intransitive verb

1 : to yield oneself parties to a contract may agree in advance to submit to the jurisdiction of a given courtNational Equipment Rental, Ltd. v. Szukhent, 375 U.S. 311 (1964)
2 : to defer to or consent to abide by the opinion of another

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