submit Definition

  • 1accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person
  • 2present (a proposal, application, or other document) to a person or body for consideration or judgement

Using submit: Examples

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

  • Example

    He refused to submit to their demands.

  • Example

    She submitted her resignation to the company.

  • Example

    The students have to submit their assignments by Friday.

submit Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for submit

Phrases with submit

  • accept or agree to do something that one considers beneath one's dignity


    He refused to submit himself to such menial work.

  • submit to someone's authority

    accept and obey someone else's power or control


    The soldiers were ordered to submit to the general's authority.

  • present a formal request for something such as a job, course, or grant


    She submitted an application for the scholarship program.

Origins of submit

from Latin 'submittere', meaning 'to lower, reduce, yield'


Summary: submit in Brief

To 'submit' [səbˈmɪt] means to accept or yield to a superior force or authority, or to present a proposal or document for consideration. It can be used in contexts such as refusing to submit to demands, submitting a resignation, or submitting assignments. Phrases include 'submit oneself to something,' 'submit to someone's authority,' and 'submit an application.' Synonyms include 'surrender,' 'yield,' and 'comply.'

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