Submit meaning

səb-mĭt
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.

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To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
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To present (something) to the consideration or judgment of another.

We submitted our ideas to our supervisor.

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To subject to a condition or process.

Submit a tissue sample to testing.

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To offer as a proposition or contention.

I submit that the terms are entirely unreasonable.

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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.
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To allow oneself to be subjected to something.

Submit to an interview; submit to drug testing.

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To be submissive, obedient, humble, etc.
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To give in to the will or authority of another; to agree to allow mediators or arbitrators to settle a dispute.
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To offer as an opinion; suggest; propose.
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To accept or give in to the authority, power, or will of another.
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To present or refer to others for decision, consideration, etc.
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To defer to another's judgment or decision.
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(intransitive) To yield or give way to another.

They will not submit to the destruction of their rights.

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Or (intransitive) To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.

I submit these plans for your approval.

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(mixed martial arts) To win a fight by submission.
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Origin of submit

  • Middle English submitten from Latin submittere to set under sub- sub- mittere to cause to go

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English submitten, from Latin submittō (“place under, yield"), from sub (“under, from below, up") + mitto (“to send"). Compare upsend.

    From Wiktionary