Definitions for submitsəbˈmɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•mit*səbˈmɪt(v.)-mit•ted, -mit•ting.

  1. (v.t.)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 approval or consideration.

  4. to state or urge with deference; suggest or propose:

    I submit that full proof is required.

  5. (v.i.)to yield oneself to the power or authority of another.

  6. to allow oneself to be subjected to some kind of treatment.

  7. to defer to another's judgment, opinion, decision, etc.

* Syn: See yield.

Origin of submit:

1325–75; ME < L submittere to lower, reduce, yield =sub-sub - +mittere to send


Princeton's WordNet

  1. submit, subject(verb)

    refer for judgment or consideration

    "The lawyers submitted the material to the court"

  2. submit, state, put forward, posit(verb)

    put before

    "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

  3. submit(verb)

    yield to the control of another

  4. present, submit(verb)

    hand over formally

  5. relegate, pass on, submit(verb)

    refer to another person for decision or judgment

    "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

  6. submit, bow, defer, accede, give in(verb)

    yield to another's wish or opinion

    "The government bowed to the military pressure"

  7. take, submit(verb)

    accept or undergo, often unwillingly

    "We took a pay cut"

  8. put in, submit(verb)

    make an application as for a job or funding

    "We put in a grant to the NSF"

  9. render, submit(verb)

    make over as a return

    "They had to render the estate"

  10. resign, reconcile, submit(verb)

    accept as inevitable

    "He resigned himself to his fate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. submit(verb)əbˈmɪt

    to give sb to sth to be judged or considered

    He submitted a short film to the competition.; All essays must be submitted by midnight.

  2. submitəbˈmɪt

    to allow sb to have control of you or a situation

    They submitted to the kidnappers' demands.; He submitted himself for psychiatric treatment.


  1. submit(Verb)

    To yield or give way to another.

    They will not submit to the destruction of their rights.

  2. submit(Verb)

    or To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.

    I submit these plans for your approval.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submit(verb)

    to let down; to lower

  2. Submit(verb)

    to put or place under

  3. Submit(verb)

    to yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun

  4. Submit(verb)

    to leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object

  5. Submit(verb)

    to yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender

  6. Submit(verb)

    to yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce

  7. Submit(verb)

    to be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring


  1. Submit

    Submit is an EP by the British band Pitchshifter, released in 1992. Fitting somewhere between an EP and a full-length album, it was the last album to feature Stuart Toolin in the band. While not as heavy as Industrial, the album is still more intense than any later releases, and is still firmly in the industrial metal genre, with a sound that has been compared to early Godflesh.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'submit' in Verbs Frequency: #490

Translations for submit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to yield to control or to a particular kind of treatment by another person etc

I refuse to submit to his control; The rebels were ordered to submit.

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