Definitions for: Submit


[v] accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
[v] accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate"
[v] put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
[v] submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"
[v] refer for judgment or consideration; "She submitted a proposal to the agency"
[v] put on an application, apply for a job, in a competition, etc.; "We put in a grant to the NSF"
[v] yield to the control of another
[v] hand over formally
[v] Law: make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"
[v] refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sub*mit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Submitted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Submitting.] [L. submittere; sub under + mittere to
send: cf. F. soumettre. See Missile.]
1. To let down; to lower. [Obs.]

Sometimes the hill submits itself a while. --Dryden.

2. To put or place under.

The bristled throat Of the submitted sacrifice with
ruthless steel he cut. --Chapman.

3. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or
authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.

Ye ben submitted through your free assent.
--Chaucer.

The angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy
mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. --Gen.
xvi. 9.

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands.
--Eph. v. 22.

4. 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.

Whether the condition of the clergy be able to bear
a heavy burden, is submitted to the house. --Swift.

We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not
be justified in calling Galileo and Napier
blockheads because they never heard of the
differential calculus. --Macaulay.


Sub*mit", v. i.
1. To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up
resistance; to surrender.

The revolted provinces presently submitted. --C.
Middleton.

2. To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of
another; to be subject; to acquiesce.

To thy husband's will Thine shall submit. --Milton.

3. To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.

Our religion requires from us . . . to submit to
pain, disgrace, and even death. --Rogers.

Synonyms: accede, bow, defer, give in, pass on, present, put forward, put in, reconcile, relegate, render, resign, state, take, undergo

See Also: abide, accept, advise, apply, bear, bring in, brook, buckle under, endure, gift, give, give, give up, knuckle under, pass on, propose, put up, refer, relegate, return, stand, stomach, subject, submit, submit, succumb, suffer, suggest, support, surrender, test, tolerate, yield

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