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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Recent Examples on the Web Being active on social media requires us to submit ourselves to self-examination—and open ourselves up to criticism. Tim Maurer, Forbes, 6 June 2021 Fitzgerald didn't see the loan application or submit it. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2021 Currently, Apple only lets apps on its iPhones and iPads if developers submit them for review for distribution in the App Store, unlike the more open ecosystem consumers get on Android or desktop PCs, where apps can be downloaded from anywhere. Washington Post, 25 May 2021 Utahns can also draw their own maps and submit them to lawmakers for consideration using the same software the legislature uses. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2021 To submit it digitally at form.jotform.com/210896594942066. Gabrielle Bunton, The Courier-Journal, 19 May 2021 The central bank called on qualified companies to set up financial holding companies and submit them to regulatory oversight—a move that Ant Group made earlier this month following a government probe. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 To enter the drawing, viewers must watch for the Bonus Round puzzle solution and submit it at the show’s website. al, 29 Apr. 2021 New York voters approved a 2014 ballot proposition that calls for a 10-member commission to draw district maps and submit them for legislative approval. Jennifer Peltz And Marina Villeneuve, Star Tribune, 26 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of submit was in the 14th century

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12 Jun 2021

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“Submit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submit. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for submit

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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