American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another.
- v. To subject to a condition or process.
- v. To commit (something) to the consideration or judgment of another. See Synonyms at propose.
- v. To offer as a proposition or contention: I submit that the terms are entirely unreasonable.
- v. To give in to the authority, power, or desires of another. See Synonyms at yield.
- v. To allow oneself to be subjected to something.
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.” Synonyms and To succumb, comply, bow.
- v. intransitive To yield or give way to another.
- v. transitive or (intransitive) To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To let down; to lower.
- v. To put or place under.
- v. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.
- 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.
- v. To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.
- v. To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.
- v. To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.
- 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
- From Middle English submitten, from Latin submittō ("place under, yield"), from sub ("under, from below, up") + mitto ("to send"). Compare upsend. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“She could submit, she must _submit: _ could she accept?”
“The OBLIGATION to submit is not from individual RIGHT to consent or not to consent to government, -- but the OBLIGATION _to submit_ is directly from God.”
“Ah well, I'll simply have to be sure the story I submit is one I won't mind having my rights forfeited.”
“In that sort of pragmatism, paying to submit is a good reason to give a potential market a pass.”
“That I would submit is not possible, at least for NASA, and is not practical, for the US Government.”
“The aspect of submission foresees a relationship of union, because he to whom we submit is Love.”
“As well, the reason we must ask people grant us license for the photo they submit is so that we can post those photos on our Facebook page, use them for print ads in our comics (some of which have already started running), and for graphics at places like San Diego Comic-Con.”
“And that, I submit, is one of the basic reasons why there will never be a tax system considered fair by those across all income levels of a society.”
“That, I would submit, is what ensures accountability of the individual Representatives and Senators to their constituents.”
“I think after than finishing that first work, doing the first submit is the hardest part of writing (third being dealing with the first rejection).”
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