- to give over or yield to the power or authority of another (often used reflexively).
- to subject to some kind of treatment or influence.
- to present for the approval, consideration, or decision of another or others: to submit a plan; to submit an application.
- to state or urge with deference; suggest or propose (usually followed by a clause): I submit that full proof should be required.
- to yield oneself to the power or authority of another: to submit to a conqueror.
- to allow oneself to be subjected to some kind of treatment: to submit to chemotherapy.
- to defer to another's judgment, opinion, decision, etc.: I submit to your superior judgment.
Origin of submit
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- (often foll by to) to yield (oneself), as to the will of another person, a superior force, etc
- (foll by to) to subject or be voluntarily subjected (to analysis, treatment, etc)
- (tr often foll by to) to refer (something to someone) for judgment or considerationto submit a claim
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to state, contend, or propose deferentially
- (intr often foll by to) to defer or accede (to the decision, opinion, etc, of another)
Word Origin and History for pre-submitted
late 14c., "to place (oneself) under the control of another," from Latin submittere "to yield, lower, let down, put under, reduce," from sub "under" (see sub-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Sense of "refer to another for consideration" first recorded 1550s. Related: Submitted; submitting.