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Definitions of submit

  1. submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; " The government bowed to the military pressure"
  2. refer to another person for decision or judgment; " She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
  3. put before; " I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
  4. put on an application, apply for a job, in a competition, etc.; " We put in a grant to the NSF"
  5. accept as inevitable; " He resigned himself to his fate"
  6. Law: make over as a return; " They had to render the estate"
  7. accept or undergo, often unwillingly; " We took a pay cut"
  8. refer for judgment or consideration; " She submitted a proposal to the agency"
  9. yield to the control of another
  10. hand over formally
  11. make an application as for a job or funding; " We put in a grant to the NSF"
  12. make over as a return; " They had to render the estate"
  13. To let down; to lower.
  14. To put or place under.
  15. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.
  16. 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.
  17. To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.
  18. To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.
  19. To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.
  20. To yield to the authority or will of another; surrender; to present for, or refer to, the judgment of another; as, to submit a question to others; to offer as one's own opinion.
  21. To be obedient; yield or surrender.
  22. Submitted.
  23. Submitting.
  24. To refer to the judgment of another: to surrender to another.
  25. To yield one's self to another: to surrender: to yield one's opinion: to be subject:- pr. p. submitting; pa . t. and pa. p. submitted.
  26. To refer to the judgment or authority of another; surrender to another.
  27. To yield; surrender; acquiesce.
  28. To give up to another; yield.
  29. To present for the judgment of another.
  30. To offer as one's own opinion.
  31. To yield; surrender; be submisive.
  32. To yield, resign, or surrender to the power, will, or authority of another; to refer to the judgment of another.
  33. To yield one's person to the power of another; to surrender; to yield one's opinion; to be subject; to be submissive.
  34. To yield or surrender to the power or will of another; to leave or refer to the judgment of another; to cease to resist; to comply; to yield without murmuring; to surrender; to yield.
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Quotes of submit

  1. We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect. – Ambrose Bierce
  2. Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church? – John Calvin
  3. I don't conquer, I submit – Giacomo Casanova
  4. Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  5. However, I began to submit poems to British magazines, and some were accepted. It was a great moment to see my first poems published. It felt like entering a tradition. – Helen Dunmore
  6. I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it. – David Eddings
  7. Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit – George III
  8. So I submit to my colleagues here today that hydrogen is not as far away as we think it is. – Bob Inglis
  9. I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10. It is hard, I submit to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail. – Vladimir Nabokov
  11. But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes. – James Otis
  12. On the Wednesday evening- that is, the day I saw her Majesty on this particular point- I had the opportunity of conferring with all those whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers. – Robert Peel
  13. We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I've got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit you're not listening to them. – Paul Ryan
  14. Every reign must submit to a greater reign. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  15. I submit on the other hand, most respectfully, that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle, but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it. – William H. Seward

Usage examples for submit

  1. He was trembling with indignation: " I will not submit to this questioning," he said. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. It is not for us to judge; we must submit we must be thankful for the gift of life. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  3. I submit to it. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. His lordship answered us that he wanted him for a more important place on account of his rare ability, and we had to submit – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  5. If he really loved her, he would be willing to submit to the test. – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte
  6. 99. " The Constitution was to be the one fundamental law of the land, to which all, as well States as people, should submit – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. I should like to know who would submit to that; first make trial of Sir Niezguinek here." – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  8. The bill was in fact a step logically following upon the determination of the people of the time of Charles I that they would not submit to be levied upon for ship- money upon the sole authority of the King. –  by
  9. In a way, we submit to them- they are always with us. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  10. At last I obtained leave to submit the whole affair to you, not by letter- that they wouldn'thave- but personally, and there, in one word, is the reason of my journey. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  11. I will not so submit myself to him. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  12. When completed, his note read as follows: I have told her your wishes; she does not submit – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Even then he accepted it because he was compelled to submit – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  14. She said she would beg or starve before she would submit herself to such outrage again. – White Slaves by Louis A Banks
  15. She has to submit or go- for the girls stand together. – Keeping up with Lizzie by Irving Bacheller
  16. I warn you to submit without resistance, for if you do not, the Nark yonder has orders to open fire, and you cannot escape. – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  17. You can ask as many questions as you consider proper and discreet, - after you have answered one or two of mine: Who commissioned you to submit me to examination? – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  18. To the first, replied Her Highness, I willingly submit – The Memoirs of Louis XV. and XVI., Volume 7 Being Secret Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and of an Unknown English Girl and The Princess Lamballe by Madame du Hausset, and of an Unknown English Girl and the Princess Lamballe
  19. Well, I suspect that certain parties got that money, and I want to submit the matter to you before I go any further. – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  20. Now I submit that this meaning of the word reason is perfectly familiar to all of you. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce

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