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 The bill also requires drug companies and pharmacy benefit managers — which manage drug benefits for health plans — to submit detailed drug cost information to the state. BostonGlobe.com, "Massachusetts Senate leaders on Thursday will propose new legislation they say targets the high cost of prescription drugs, giving state officials the power to study and propose what they consider fair values for expensive medicines.," 7 Nov. 2019 But at a late-August hearing – which took place after Pratt said Wells requested several delays – the judge ordered Wells to submit to a drug test. Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati.com, "Ex-700WLW host sentenced to 'no-breaks' probation for violating court-ordered program," 7 Nov. 2019 Then Ashton told the chiropractor to submit a bid to Pietrzyk for a total price of $3.97 million, or $68.50 per watch, the documents allege. Washington Post, "Acting UAW head says he’ll clean up corruption found by feds," 6 Nov. 2019 Even with 23 signature pages rejected for a technical error, recall backers had more than the 28,501 signatures needed to submit the petition to the the Alaska Division of Elections for consideration. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Division of Elections rejects recall petition for Gov. Mike Dunleavy," 5 Nov. 2019 Tuesday was the deadline for companies to submit lander proposals to NASA. William Harwood, CBS News, "Boeing submits Artemis lunar lander proposal to NASA," 5 Nov. 2019 Under state law, Gill had to submit a request to Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy seeking a court order to exhume the bodies. Steven Goode, courant.com, "After 75 years, it may not be possible to identify the Hartford Circus Fire victims who were exhumed last month," 4 Nov. 2019 But, because there is some accountability to the public left at DOI, that new rule first had to be submitted to a process of public review and comment. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "The Interior Is Losing the Battle to Crack Down on FOIA," 1 Nov. 2019 The problem: Ben-Avraham never seems to have submitted a qualifying bid, as per court transcripts. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Courtroom Drama Continues in Barneys New York’s Bankruptcy Case," 31 Oct. 2019

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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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11 Nov 2019

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“Submit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submitted. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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