verb (used with object), sub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting.

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.

verb (used without object), sub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting.

Origin of submit

1325–75; Middle English submitten < Latin submittere to lower, reduce, yield, equivalent to sub- sub- + mittere to send
Related formssub·mit·ta·ble, sub·mis·si·ble [suhb-mis-uh-bel] /səbˈmɪs ə bɛl/, adjectivesub·mit·tal, nounsub·mit·ter, nounsub·mit·ting·ly, adverbnon·sub·mis·si·ble, adjectivepre·sub·mit, verb (used with object), pre·sub·mit·ted, pre·sub·mit··sub·mit, verb, re·sub·mit·ted, re·sub·mit·ting.un·sub·mit·ted, adjectiveun·sub·mit·ting, adjective

Synonyms for submit

5, 7. comply, bow, obey, agree, resign.

Synonym study

1. See yield.

Antonyms for submit

1. fight. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for resubmit

Contemporary Examples of resubmit

Historical Examples of resubmit

  • The cadets knew he had worked all night to revise and resubmit his specification sheet to Strong.

    Treachery in Outer Space

    Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman

  • The legislature was to be convened to adopt amendments to the constitution and resubmit the latter to the people.

  • He could always be advised to resubmit later, if the headbands didn't work out.

    Final Weapon

    Everett B. Cole

British Dictionary definitions for resubmit


verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted

to submit againto rework and resubmit her designs


verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted

(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)
Derived Formssubmittable or submissible, adjectivesubmittal, nounsubmitter, noun

Word Origin for submit

C14: from Latin submittere to place under, from sub- + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for resubmit

1831, from re- + submit. Related: Resubmitted; resubmitting.



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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