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submit

[suh b-mit] /səbˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), submitted, submitting.
1.
to give over or yield to the power or authority of another (often used reflexively).
2.
to subject to some kind of treatment or influence.
3.
to present for the approval, consideration, or decision of another or others:
to submit a plan; to submit an application.
4.
to state or urge with deference; suggest or propose (usually followed by a clause):
I submit that full proof should be required.
verb (used without object), submitted, submitting.
5.
to yield oneself to the power or authority of another:
to submit to a conqueror.
6.
to allow oneself to be subjected to some kind of treatment:
to submit to chemotherapy.
7.
to defer to another's judgment, opinion, decision, etc.:
I submit to your superior judgment.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English submitten < Latin submittere to lower, reduce, yield, equivalent to sub- sub- + mittere to send
Related forms
submittable, submissible
[suh b-mis-uh-bel] /səbˈmɪs ə bɛl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
submittal, noun
submitter, noun
submittingly, adverb
nonsubmissible, adjective
presubmit, verb (used with object), presubmitted, presubmitting.
resubmit, verb, resubmitted, resubmitting.
unsubmitted, adjective
unsubmitting, adjective
Synonyms
1. comply, bow, obey, agree, resign. See yield.
Antonyms
1. fight.
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Examples for submit
  • At present, anyone with a bright idea for an energy or environmental prize can submit it with an online form.
  • One can imagine the researchers waiting around for that last bird to die so they could submit the paper.
  • They kept the brooch for a year and a half, hoping someone would submit a claim.
  • For another, they involve a genre of music that does not typically submit to the constraints of the clock.
  • He made an explicit choice years ago to submit his films to censorship in order to gain a broader audience.
  • His team is preparing to submit a second study on reference frames in marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles.
  • Job seekers in the sciences or social sciences may be asked to submit a statement of research interests.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by e-mail.
  • But apparently you can be asked to submit to a medical examination, which can delay issuance of the work permit.
  • submit to an appropriately wide variety of journals.
British Dictionary definitions for submit

submit

/səbˈmɪt/
verb -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
(often foll by to) to yield (oneself), as to the will of another person, a superior force, etc
2.
(foll by to) to subject or be voluntarily subjected (to analysis, treatment, etc)
3.
(transitive) often foll by to. to refer (something to someone) for judgment or consideration to submit a claim
4.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to state, contend, or propose deferentially
5.
(intransitive) often foll by to. to defer or accede (to the decision, opinion, etc, of another)
Derived Forms
submittable, submissible, adjective
submittal, noun
submitter, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin submittere to place under, from sub- + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for submit
v.

late 14c., "to place (oneself) under the control of another," from Latin submittere "to yield, lower, let down, put under, reduce," from sub "under" (see sub-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Sense of "refer to another for consideration" first recorded 1550s. Related: Submitted; submitting.

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