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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Applications are due by September 15, so submit your resume ASAP. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Queen Wants to Hire Her Own Personal Marie Kondo For Buckingham Palace," 29 Aug. 2019 With those rules as a guide, as well as a 16 letter limit, the team solicited names in a contest running from March 1 to April 15 with people submitting their suggestions to @JupiterLunacy. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Astronomers Name Five of Jupiter’s New Moons," 27 Aug. 2019 By the time of the eight finance commission, which submitted its report in 1986, the problem of rising cesses had become quite acute. Shoaib Daniyal, Quartz India, "Various cesses levied by the Modi government are squeezing Indian state budgets," 23 Aug. 2019 The committee reviewed grant proposals submitted to the NIH and various manuscripts published by Shi, Zhang and Kim in recent years. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "University of Kentucky says professors fabricated federally funded cancer research," 23 Aug. 2019 The findings have been submitted for publication in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Garnet Henderson, Scientific American, "Virtual Physical Therapy Could Help Fill Gaps in Treating All Too Real Pain," 21 Aug. 2019 One more mayoral candidate, author and publisher Aaron Lewis, submitted signatures but did not collect enough to qualify for the primary. Rebecca Lurye, Courant Community, "Hartford Democratic primary to pit Mayor Luke Bronin against challengers Eddie Perez and Brandon McGee, Jr.," 16 Aug. 2019 State health department vaccination information was submitted by California districts and schools, both public and private, last fall and does not count actions taken by schools since. Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, "State says Burbank Unified’s kindergartens are ‘safe’ in defending against disease outbreaks," 6 Aug. 2019 The person in question submitted her manuscript to Humphrey Evans (the agent who discovered V.C. Andrews). Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The True Story of How V.C. Andrews’ Casteel Family Saga Came to Be," 27 July 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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