submission Definition

  • 1the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person
  • 2the act of presenting a proposal, application, or other document for consideration or judgement

Using submission: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "submission" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The submission of the rebels was welcomed by the government.

  • Example

    He refused to sign the submission and left the meeting.

  • Example

    The submission of the report is due next week.

  • Example

    She made a submission to the committee on behalf of her organization.

submission Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for submission

Idioms Using submission

  • in accordance with or under the authority of


    The company operates in submission to the laws of the country.

  • throw in the towel (or sponge)

    to give up or surrender, especially in a competition or contest


    After several failed attempts, he finally threw in the towel and admitted defeat.

  • to admit one's faults or errors and apologize humbly


    After realizing his mistake, he had to eat humble pie and apologize to his colleagues.

Phrases with submission

  • the date by which a proposal, application, or other document must be submitted


    The submission deadline for the essay contest is in two weeks.

  • a grappling hold that involves forcing an opponent to submit by causing pain or discomfort


    The fighter applied a submission hold and won the match.

  • a form of martial arts that focuses on grappling and submission holds


    He has been practicing submission wrestling for years and has won several tournaments.

Origins of submission

from Latin 'submissio', meaning 'a lowering, sinking, yielding'


Summary: submission in Brief

The term 'submission' [səbˈmɪʃ(ə)n] refers to accepting or yielding to a superior force or authority, or presenting a proposal or application for consideration. It can be seen in contexts such as the submission of a report or proposal, or in martial arts like submission wrestling. Idioms like 'throw in the towel' and 'eat humble pie' are also related to submission.