What does submit mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submit, subjectverb

    refer for judgment or consideration

    "The lawyers submitted the material to the court"

  2. submit, state, put forward, positverb

    put before

    "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

  3. submitverb

    yield to the control of another

  4. present, submitverb

    hand over formally

  5. relegate, pass on, submitverb

    refer to another person for decision or judgment

    "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

  6. submit, bow, defer, accede, give inverb

    yield to another's wish or opinion

    "The government bowed to the military pressure"

  7. take, submitverb

    accept or undergo, often unwillingly

    "We took a pay cut"

  8. put in, submitverb

    make an application as for a job or funding

    "We put in a grant to the NSF"

  9. render, submitverb

    make over as a return

    "They had to render the estate"

  10. resign, reconcile, submitverb

    accept as inevitable

    "He resigned himself to his fate"


  1. submitverb

    To yield or give way to another.

    They will not submit to the destruction of their rights.

  2. submitverb

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

    I submit these plans for your approval.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SUBMITverb

    Etymology: soumetire, Fr. submitto, Latin.

    Sometimes the hill submits itself a while
    In small descents, which do its height beguile,
    And sometimes mounts, but so as billows play,
    Whose rise not hinders, but makes short our way. Dryden.

    Neptune stood,
    With all his hosts of waters at command,
    Beneath them to submit th’ officious flood,
    And with his trident shov’d them off the sand. Dryden.

    Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. Gen. xvi. 9.

    Will ye submit your neck, and chuse to bend
    The supple knee? John Milton.

    Whether the condition of the clergy be able to bear a heavy burden, is submitted to the house. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Submitverb

    To be subject; to acquiesce in the authority of another; to yield.

    To thy husband’s will
    Thine shall submit: he over thee shall rule. John Milton.

    Our religion requires from us, not only to forego pleasure, but to submit to pain, affliction, disgrace, and even death. John Rogers, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submitverb

    to let down; to lower

  2. Submitverb

    to put or place under

  3. Submitverb

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

  4. Submitverb

    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. Submitverb

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

  6. Submitverb

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

  7. Submitverb

    to be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring

  8. Etymology: [L. submittere; sub under + mittere to send: cf. F. soumettre. See Missile.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Submit

    sub-mit′, v.t. to refer to the judgment of another: to surrender to another.—v.i. to yield one's self to another: to surrender: to yield one's opinion: to be subject:—pr.p. submit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. submit′ted.adj. Submiss′ (Milt.), cast down, prostrate.—n. Submis′sion, act of submitting or yielding: acknowledgment of inferiority or of a fault: humble behaviour: resignation.—adj. Submis′sive, willing or ready to submit: yielding: humble: obedient.—adv. Submis′sively, humbly—(obs.) Submiss′ly.—n. Submis′siveness. [L. submittĕresub, under, mittĕre, missum, to send.]

Editors Contribution

  1. submit

    To input or upload data onto a computer system, app, website, database, server or network.

    They had to submit data by a specific completion date.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of submit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of submit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of submit in a Sentence

  1. Professor Thomas:

    In Samoa, men have elaborate tattoos inked on their thighs, buttocks and lower chest, it is a painful ordeal that requires a man to submit to the authority of the elders. When he emerges, he is celebrated as a hero.

  2. Jill Zuckman:

    Emirates can submit as many pages as it wants.

  3. Mayrilian Cruz-Blanco:

    The Financial Assistance Program is very well monitored, every year before the funds are released the member associations have to submit the project where they want to spend this funding, a minimum 15 percent they must be able to allocate (to women's soccer projects) ... and we check that 15 percent is allocated before we give them more funding from the women's Football Development Program.

  4. Missouri Department of Natural Resources:

    It’s not unusual for facilities to submit their own analysis.

  5. Muriel Spark:

    No mind should submit their mind to another mind He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still -- that's my motto. I won't be brainwashed.

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