from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
- transitive v. To subject to a condition or process.
- transitive v. To commit (something) to the consideration or judgment of another. See Synonyms at propose.
- transitive v. To offer as a proposition or contention: I submit that the terms are entirely unreasonable.
- intransitive v. To give in to the authority, power, or desires of another. See Synonyms at yield.
- intransitive v. To allow oneself to be subjected to something.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To yield or give way to another.
- v. or (intransitive) To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To let down; to lower.
- transitive v. To put or place under.
- transitive v. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.
- transitive v. To leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; ; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object.
- intransitive v. To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.
- intransitive v. To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.
- intransitive v. To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put or place under or down.
- To let down; cause to sink; lower.
- To yield; surrender to the power, will, or authority of another; subject: often used reflexively.
- To refer to the discretion or judgment of another; refer: as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court.
- To propose; declare as one's opinion.
- To moderate; restrain; soften.
- To yield one's self, physically or morally, to any power or authority; give up resistance; surrender.
- To be subject; acquiesce in the authority of another; yield without opposition.
- To maintain; declare: usually in formally respectful expression of a decided opinion: as, “That, I submit, sir, is not the case.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. yield to another's wish or opinion
- v. accept or undergo, often unwillingly
- v. make an application as for a job or funding
- v. accept as inevitable
- v. make over as a return
- v. refer for judgment or consideration
- v. put before
- v. yield to the control of another
- v. refer to another person for decision or judgment
- v. hand over formally
Middle English submitten, from Latin submittere, to set under : sub-, sub- + mittere, to cause to go.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English submitten, from Latin submittō ("place under, yield"), from sub ("under, from below, up") + mitto ("to send"). Compare upsend. (Wiktionary)