- 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.
submit definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English submitten ; from Classical Latin submittere ; from sub-, under, down plush 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.
submit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb sub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting, sub·mits verb, transitive
- To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
- To subject to a condition or process.
- To commit (something) to the consideration or judgment of another. See Synonyms at propose.
- To offer as a proposition or contention: I submit that the terms are entirely unreasonable.
- To give in to the authority, power, or desires of another. See Synonyms at yield.
- To allow oneself to be subjected to something.
Origin: Middle English submitten, from Latin submittere, to set under : sub-, sub- + mittere, to cause to go.
- sub·mitˈtal noun
- sub·mitˈter noun
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