Synonyms and Antonyms of submit

  1. 1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) in the end he submitted and agreed to take that awful-tasting medicine Synonyms blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, yield, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  2. 2 to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) refusing to submit to sleep, she stayed by her son's hospital bed the whole night Synonyms bow, cave (in), give in, yield, succumb, surrenderRelated Words cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)Near Antonyms battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifleAntonyms hold off, resist

  3. 3 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces the fort's commander received orders not to submit under any circumstances, as reinforcements were on the way Synonyms capitulate, give up, knuckle under, fall, succumb, surrenderRelated Words bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms endure, stand

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