- 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 submitted
Another client, a professor at Georgetown University, submitted requests for scenarios that she had yet to even imagine.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
November 25, 2014
FWS submitted a formal rule and delisted the grizzly in 2007, but was sued by wildlife groups.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
He has submitted to few interviews, but remains ever-visible on social media.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy
October 20, 2014
But “he was so shocked by the disorganization and lack of seriousness that he submitted his papers to retire.”The CIA’s Wrong: Arming Rebels Works
October 19, 2014
Applicants must have submitted all of their documents by this date.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas
Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla
September 28, 2014
And they submitted to this without a murmur; but all sighed for salt!A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
He submitted to her embrace, but scarcely spoke, and asked nothing about Corney.Weighed and Wanting
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.The Boy Life of Napoleon
But then there was constraint in the correspondence—it was submitted to her mother.Night and Morning, Complete
- (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 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.