Definition of submit
1a : to yield to governance or authorityb : 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>
1a : to yield oneself to the authority or will of another : surrenderb : 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
submittalplay \-ˈmi-təl\ noun
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.
Origin and Etymology of submit
Middle English submitten, from Latin submittere to lower, submit, from sub- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of submit
SUBMIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of submit for English Language Learners
: 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
SUBMIT Defined for Kids
Definition of submit for Students
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.>
Legal Definition of submit
1 : to yield or subject to control or authority <to submit himself to the jurisdiction of the tribal court — Sheppard 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
1 : to yield oneself <parties to a contract may agree in advance to submit to the jurisdiction of a given court — National 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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