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
A weaker version of the ordinance that passed the City Council does not make these requirements, but did require ride-sharing companies to submit and execute plans to improve service.
More than 62,000 people, mostly Thais, have signed an online petition to be submitted to the Thai government to cancel Bartling’s visa and forbid him from entering the country again.
DeLaney submitted her letter of resignation on June 30, while Bickus turned in a similar letter on July 12.
Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, a subsidiary of Clark Construction Group out of Bethesda, Md., is assembling a team inclined to submit a proposal for the Kansas City International Airport single terminal project.
In 2015, Jones was convicted of a domestic battery and, as a result, had to surrender a DNA sample, which was submitted to a national database.
This year, there might be one more rare Republican primary in Nassau if James Coll, a New York City police detective trying to run for an open seat in the county legislature, submits a sufficient number of petitions to establish his candidacy.
More information about Crossman’s giveaway can be found on the repair shop’s web page, tjcrossmansautorepair.com To submit a nomination, email Crossman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps journals should take another step, requiring researchers also to submit a graphical abstract that is understandable by the public[OK?].
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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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