submerge the apple slices in the syrup and allow them to “rest” for a few hours or, even better, overnight.
They're not willing to submerge their anger for the sake of winning elections.
c.1600, from Latin submergere "to plunge under, sink, overwhelm," from sub "under" (see sub-) + mergere "to plunge, immerse" (see merge). Intransitive use is from 1650s, made common 20c. in connection with submarines. Related: Submerged; submerging.