submit

verb
sub·​mit | \səb-ˈmit \
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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Other Words from submit

submittal \səb-​ˈmi-​tᵊl \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for submit

Synonyms

bow, cave (in), give in, succumb, surrender, yield

Antonyms

hold off, resist

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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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This rule can be stopped if all of us who were outraged on behalf of Blasey Ford submitted a comment that expressed our opposition to this regulation. Jess Davidson, Glamour, "Why Does the Department of Education Want to Put Sexual Assault Survivors on Trial?," 28 Nov. 2018 In an apparent goof, someone ran the new MacBook Air on Geekbench 4.3 and then submitted the results to Geekbench’s official browser database. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Here's how much slower (and faster?) Apple's new MacBook Air is than Dell's XPS 13," 2 Nov. 2018 All entries must be submitted by October 26th and winners will be announced on November 20th. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Here’s The Incredible Reason JetBlue Is Giving Away Free Flights This November," 18 Oct. 2018 Harvard blasted the study in an opposing court filing and submitted a countering study that found no evidence of bias. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "Trump administration is breaking from Obama-era affirmative action policies," 2 Oct. 2018 The King was already in failing health by the time the designs for the HMY Britannia were submitted, and the hope was that traveling might help alleviate some of his symptoms. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Story Behind the Royal Family's Yacht, Britannia," 30 Sep. 2018 Audrey closed out the post asking her fans to submit questions for the series (which appears to be nameless for the time being). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Audrey and Jeremy Roloff Just Announced Big News About Their Careers," 27 Aug. 2018 Residents have until August 10 to give feedback on the recommendations, which will later be submitted to the federal judge overseeing the consent decree. Jessica Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Panel reviewing police civilian oversight calls for more powerful 'independent police accountability agency'," 13 July 2018 As luck would have it, the company had just been asked to submit a proposal to build the first IMP, and Mr. Heart was put in charge. Katie Hafner, BostonGlobe.com, "Frank Heart, 89, of Lexington; linked computers before the Internet," 26 June 2018

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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

: to offer (something) as an opinion or suggestion

submit

verb
sub·​mit | \səb-ˈmit \
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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