- 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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Related Wordsdefer, surrender, agree, acknowledge, urge, propose, suggest, put, table, refer, withstand, kowtow, appease, fold, concede, capitulate, cede, accede, humor, acquiesce
Examples from the Web for submit
A 64-year-old animal trainer, he makes the six-hour round-trip every two weeks to submit to her and explore his sexuality.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
December 19, 2014
In early October, Health Republic allowed me to submit a “grievance claim” which I filed, along with a pile of backup documents.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
That is not to say the students who submit to the elitism and racism promoted by the USC Greek system are wholly sympathetic.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life
Maya Richard Craven
November 17, 2014
Her husband was supportive and even took the photos to submit with her application.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson
November 6, 2014
He was no longer in a mood to counsel fight, even though he disliked to submit.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
You can even now return, if you will submit to be a mere sojourner in Athens.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Joe saw that there was no help for him, and that for the time he must submit.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Till then we must submit with what fortitude and cheerfulness we may.
I never was in love as it is called; and whether this be it, or not, I must submit to you.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
- (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 submit
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.