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 There are also instructions on the website for how to submit testimony on the proposals. oregonlive, "Police, coronavirus and taxes: Read the proposals Oregon lawmakers are considering for Wednesday special session," 20 June 2020 Classic car site Hagerty invited its members to submit their car names and found that many owners are inspired by the car’s paint color. cleveland, "Why we name our cars," 20 June 2020 When the Sporting Green asked readers to submit their fondest sports recollections, the responses offered a balanced mix of the recent and the long ago. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Sporting Green reader memories: Joe DiMaggio sightings, Giants make ’62 playoffs," 20 June 2020 But in May, the parties asked to submit the status report at the conclusion of the process or by June 15. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, "Developer, city of Indianapolis still in mediation over former GM stamping plant site," 19 June 2020 Anyone with information about Alonzo’s case is urged to call the FBI at 816-512-8200 or 816-474-TIPS or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, "Family continues to seek answers as FBI, US Attorney announce $100,000 reward in murder of Alonzo Brooks, who was found dead in rural Kansas after attending a party in 2004," 19 June 2020 And Wednesday, the Emmy Awards followed suit: The number of nominees in most categories will now be determined by how many shows or actors submit entries. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Emmy changes nomination rules, aiming for more diversity and inclusivity among contenders," 19 June 2020 Facebook even has a dedicated online portal where police and prosecutors can submit requests. Gilad Edelman, Wired, "Facebook and Twitter Want to Keep the Justice System Stacked Against Defendants," 19 June 2020 Trump said Friday that his administration would submit new paperwork to try again to rescind DACA. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Obama touts Supreme Court decision to uphold DACA and says next step is to elect Biden," 19 June 2020

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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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23 Jun 2020

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“Submit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submit. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for submit

submit

verb
How to pronounce submit (audio)

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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