- 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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Examples from the Web for submitting
There is no middle ground in submitting our sacred rights to the whims of foreign tyrants.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
December 19, 2014
Indeed, by submitting to the FAA review Galactic was being asked to set the standards for all who followed… if they could.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole
November 1, 2014
According to Homegrown Video owner Farrell Timlake, women are now submitting their own videos almost as much as men.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side
October 11, 2014
He did, submitting a shorter version, which they did not run.Did Cooter From ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Beat Eric Cantor?
June 12, 2014
The author then proceeded to blame Holt for submitting to her sorority sisters.How Kappa Kappa Gamma Threw A UConn Sorority Sister Under The Bus
May 15, 2014
The head must dictate and govern my actions, all else submitting.
But if he is a king, and has power, how base would he be in submitting to them!Gorgias
"It is not so bad that I cannot stand," said he, submitting himself to the monk's examination.Love-at-Arms
We should never begin to consider the advisability of submitting to it.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Submitting to Providence, she bent her head down; she was consoled.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)
Alexandre Dumas pre
- (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 submitting
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.