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.
Recent Examples of submit from the Web
More than 30 mayors, 80 university presidents, and 100 businesses will soon submit their own emissions-reductions plan under the Paris Agreement, announced Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, on Friday.
The 2018 operating budget was submitted to the council just four days after the bill was enacted into law.
Dozens of definitions have been submitted the Urban Dictionary website, which crowdsources meanings for slang terms.
Feldmeier vice president of sales Dave Pollock said the company submitted a bid for a smaller portion of the Genesee project, but it was rejected.
Jan. 18 Kushner submits his application for top-secret security clearance, excluding a number of meetings with foreign officials, including the one in December (NYT, April 6, 2017).
The council also held a hearing and approved a short-form rent increase application submitted by Westwinds Mobilehome Park.
Once all applicants to the Deerfield festival submit their work, a jury of three artists selected by Debbie Netter, who has helped organize and promote the show through much of its history, review each one without knowing who created it.
An investigative team will submit a report within a month.
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Origin and Etymology of submit
Middle English submitten, from Latin submittere to lower, submit, from sub- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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