- The definition of submit is to present to others, obey or suggest.
- An example of submit is giving a proposal to the head of a department for review.
- An example of submit is a toddler finally giving in when their mom is trying to put them in their car seat.
transitive verbsubmitted, submitting
- to present or refer to others for decision, consideration, etc.
- to yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort: often used reflexively
- to offer as an opinion; suggest; propose
Origin of submitMiddle English submitten ; from Classical Latin submittere ; from sub-, under, down + mittere, to send: see mission
- to yield to the power, control, etc. of another or others; give in
- to allow oneself to be subjected (to treatment, analysis, etc.)
- to defer to another's judgment or decision
- to be submissive, obedient, humble, etc.
verbsub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting, sub·mits
- To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
- To subject to a condition or process: submit a tissue sample to testing.
- To present (something) to the consideration or judgment of another: We submitted our ideas to our supervisor. See Synonyms at propose.
- To offer as a proposition or contention: I submit that the terms are entirely unreasonable.
- To accept or give in to the authority, power, or will of another. See Synonyms at yield.
- To allow oneself to be subjected to something: submit to an interview; submit to drug testing.
Origin of submitMiddle English submitten, from Latin submittere, to set under : sub-, sub- + mittere, to cause to go.
(third-person singular simple present submits, present participle submitting, simple past and past participle submitted)
submit - Legal Definition
To give in to the will or authority of another; to agree to allow mediators or arbitrators to settle a dispute.