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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Middle English submitten, from Latin submittere to lower, submit, from sub- + mittere to send