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submit

[suh b-mit] /səbˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), submitted, submitting.
1.
to give over or yield to the power or authority of another (often used reflexively).
2.
to subject to some kind of treatment or influence.
3.
to present for the approval, consideration, or decision of another or others:
to submit a plan; to submit an application.
4.
to state or urge with deference; suggest or propose (usually followed by a clause):
I submit that full proof should be required.
verb (used without object), submitted, submitting.
5.
to yield oneself to the power or authority of another:
to submit to a conqueror.
6.
to allow oneself to be subjected to some kind of treatment:
to submit to chemotherapy.
7.
to defer to another's judgment, opinion, decision, etc.:
I submit to your superior judgment.
Origin of submit
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English submitten < Latin submittere to lower, reduce, yield, equivalent to sub- sub- + mittere to send
Related forms
submittable, submissible
[suh b-mis-uh-bel] /səbˈmɪs ə bɛl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
submittal, noun
submitter, noun
submittingly, adverb
nonsubmissible, adjective
presubmit, verb (used with object), presubmitted, presubmitting.
resubmit, verb, resubmitted, resubmitting.
unsubmitted, adjective
unsubmitting, adjective
Synonyms
5, 7. comply, bow, obey, agree, resign.
Antonyms
1. fight.
Synonym Study
1. See yield.
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  • And they submitted to this without a murmur; but all sighed for salt!

  • He submitted to her embrace, but scarcely spoke, and asked nothing about Corney.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • If there had been any change in her manner to him, he would not have submitted so easily, probably.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He submitted to the French power, took the oath of allegiance, and became a French citizen.

  • But then there was constraint in the correspondence—it was submitted to her mother.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for submitted

submit

/səbˈmɪt/
verb -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
(often foll by to) to yield (oneself), as to the will of another person, a superior force, etc
2.
(foll by to) to subject or be voluntarily subjected (to analysis, treatment, etc)
3.
(transitive) often foll by to. to refer (something to someone) for judgment or consideration: to submit a claim
4.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to state, contend, or propose deferentially
5.
(intransitive) often foll by to. to defer or accede (to the decision, opinion, etc, of another)
Derived Forms
submittable, submissible, adjective
submittal, noun
submitter, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin submittere to place under, from sub- + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for submitted

submit

v.

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.

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