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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Anonymous tips may be submitted at (855) 847-6227 or occrimestoppers.org. Luke Money, Daily Pilot, "H.B. man pleads not guilty to murder in beating death of homeless man in Westminster," 16 Aug. 2019 In those cases, submit a separate entry for each puppy. Brenda Cain And Yadi Rodriguez - Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Last chance to enter Cleveland’s Cutest Puppy Contest; email photo of pup before 5 p.m. Friday deadline," 16 Aug. 2019 Knox and Mummolo submitted their critique to PNAS as a letter to the editor, but the journal declined to publish it. Juanita Bawagan, Science | AAAS, "Study that claims white police no more likely to shoot minorities draws fire," 15 Aug. 2019 In just one month, more than 70 artists — from India, Australia, Greece, and across the United States — submitted proposals. Nora Mcgreevy, BostonGlobe.com, "Emily Dickinson’s ‘scraps of paper’ inspire art installation at poet’s Amherst conservatory," 15 Aug. 2019 In this case, records show, EJP submitted 25 books for approval. Peter Nickeas, chicagotribune.com, "‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program," 15 Aug. 2019 The script was submitted piecemeal to the studio, Universal International, under Mr. Lewis’s name while Trumbo churned out page after page, writing in his bathtub with a wooden tray across the top. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Edward Lewis, ‘Spartacus’ Producer Who Defied Blacklist, Dies at 99," 15 Aug. 2019 JPMorgan submitted a similar application to the city of Lake Mary for its adjacent property at 600 Business Center Drive. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Seminole skeptical about plan to chop down trees to make way for solar panels but decision is delayed," 14 Aug. 2019 Masters’ codefendants also submitted statements saying he had not been involved. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Death penalty upheld in 1985 slaying of San Quentin guard, despite recantation," 14 Aug. 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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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 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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