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

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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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As with any Faustian bargain, the short-term benefits of submitting are more salient than the long-term sacrifice. Frank Rose, WSJ, "‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ Review: The New Big Brother," 14 Jan. 2019 Melania Trump took her new blond hair and not-so-new complaints about the media to Fox News this week, submitting to a sit-down interview with host Sean Hannity on Wednesday. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Melania Trump Unveiled Her New Blond Hair on Fox News," 13 Dec. 2018 SECOND TIME LUCKY If the deal is rejected by a narrow margin, the government could try again, re-submitting the agreement to Parliament after tweaking it or winning some soothing words from the EU to assuage lawmakers’ concerns. Jill Lawless, The Seattle Times, "If UK Parliament rejects May’s Brexit deal, what’s Plan B?," 14 Jan. 2019 He was forced to step down as chairman of Tesla for three years, pay a $20 million fine, and submit his public communications about the company — including his tweets — to oversight. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Tesla," 29 Dec. 2018 The dog would escape and submit to the random driver of a passing car. C.j. Chivers, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Thing To Do When Your Dog Won't Stay," 24 Dec. 2018 And this decision, combined with Trump’s rash action on Syria, apparently pushed the retired four-star general to finally break with the president and submit his resignation late Thursday. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Trump will reportedly remove 7,000 troops from Afghanistan," 21 Dec. 2018 The network launched an internal investigation, during which the Times claims that CBS' chief compliance officer Mark Engstrom submitted footage of Dushku cursing on set, purportedly to undermine her complaints. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "CBS Confirms It Paid Actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Harassment Claims," 15 Dec. 2018 For instance, once cities submit their initial bids, the IOC will send experts to help work with them to help create a more sustainable plan for reusing existing infrastructure. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Olympics try more city-friendly bid process: Will it work?," 8 Oct. 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
formal : 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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