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.


  1. Submit

    Submit is an EP by the British band Pitchshifter, released on 23 March 1992 by Earache on LP, cassette and CD.French black metal band Blut aus Nord covered "Bastardiser" for their EP Debemur Morti.


  1. submit

    To submit means to present or propose something for acceptance, consideration, or approval. This can refer to a document, a proposal, or even oneself to a certain authority or process. It can also mean to yield or surrender oneself to the will or authority of another.

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. submitverb

    A subscription denoting support of a components mastery in knowledge with the institute of technology in their field. 1.) Accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person.

    I submit to my faith by doing the work of God's plan.

    Etymology: Acknowledge

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on March 14, 2024  

  2. 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. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The outline that we will submit assures a competitive price and prevents the possibility of price gouging, for their part, the private companies need to know that we will not compromise on the rights due to the state from its gas treasures. This is the right and necessary balance that we will advance as quickly as possible.

  2. Yanis Varoufakis:

    I have no doubt that, within the next 48 hours Europe, is going to come together and we shall find the phrasing that is necessary so that we can submit it and move on to do the real work that is necessary.

  3. Gustavo Hernandez:

    There are five to come, which are the deep water ones, and we want to submit them at the start of next month.

  4. Missouri Department of Natural Resources:

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

  5. Frederick Douglass:

    Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress.

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