- 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.
The definition of submit is to present to others, obey or suggest.
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.