• WordNet 3.6
    • v submit accept or undergo, often unwillingly "We took a pay cut"
    • v submit accept as inevitable "He resigned himself to his fate"
    • v submit put before "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
    • v submit yield to another's wish or opinion "The government bowed to the military pressure"
    • v submit refer for judgment or consideration "The lawyers submitted the material to the court"
    • v submit make an application as for a job or funding "We put in a grant to the NSF"
    • v submit yield to the control of another
    • v submit hand over formally
    • v submit make over as a return "They had to render the estate"
    • v submit refer to another person for decision or judgment "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript
    • Submit To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring. "Our religion requires from us . . . to submit to pain, disgrace, and even death."
    • Submit 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. "Whether the condition of the clergy be able to bear a heavy burden, is submitted to the house.""We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads because they never heard of the differential calculus."
    • Submit To let down; to lower. "Sometimes the hill submits itself a while."
    • Submit To put or place under. "The bristled throat
      Of the submitted sacrifice with ruthless steel he cut."
    • Submit To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce. "To thy husband's will
      Thine shall submit ."
    • Submit To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender. "The revolted provinces presently submitted ."
    • Submit To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun. "Ye ben submitted through your free assent.""The angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.""Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Jefferson anonymously submitted design plans for the White House. They were rejected.
    • submit To put or place under or down.
    • submit To let down; cause to sink; lower.
    • submit To yield; surrender to the power, will, or authority of another; subject: often used reflexively.
    • submit To refer to the discretion or judgment of another; refer: as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court.
    • submit To propose; declare as one's opinion.
    • submit To moderate; restrain; soften.
    • submit To yield one's self, physically or morally, to any power or authority; give up resistance; surrender.
    • submit To be subject; acquiesce in the authority of another; yield without opposition.
    • submit 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Submit sub-mit′ to refer to the judgment of another: to surrender to another
    • v.i Submit to yield one's self to another: to surrender: to yield one's opinion: to be subject:—pr.p. submit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. submit′ted
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  • Phaedrus
    “Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live.”
  • Emile Gaboriau
    Emile Gaboriau
    “Woman submits to her fate; man makes his.”
  • Germaine De Stael
    Germaine De Stael
    “A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it.”
  • George Orwell
    “Progress and reaction have both turned out to be swindles. Seemingly, there is nothing left but quietism -- robbing reality of its terrors by simply submitting to it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. submittere,; sub, under + mittere, to send: cf. F. soumettre,. See Missile


In literature:

Did the Romans tamely submit to the tyranny of the decemviri?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
We can only now lay the bare facts before the Court, and submit to the judgment that may be passed upon us.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
On June 4, Carli was submitted to the torture.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
These places were submitted to the nomination of the Emperor.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
Are free and independent men to be submitted to their bondage?
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
This, when made out, was to be submitted to the prisoner.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
The thegns of Wessex submitted to the northmen at Bath.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
I have submitted to the farce of this durbar, but that is as far as my patience will go.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
That all laws, decrees, and changes in the constitution must be submitted to the people.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
No question of a more serious character could have been submitted to ordinary Scottish parents.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie

In poetry:

Whether we live or die,
Both we submit to Thee:
In death we live, as well as life,
If thine in death we be.
"Blest be thy love, dear Lord," by John Austin
"The body to my cell I bear;
This mourner with it moved;
Then he submitted to my care,
And all my aid approv'd."
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy throne,
And near the Father sit;
In Zion shall thy power be known,
And make thy foes submit.
"Psalm 110" by Isaac Watts
Be wise, ye men of strength and wit,
Nor boast your native powers;
But to his sovereign grace submit,
And glory shall be yours.
"Hymn 34 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The prime of youth cannot them save,
When death to them draws nigh;
They must submit unto the grave,
And low in earth must lie.
"The Seasons Of The Year Compared To the Life Of A Man" by Susannah Hawkins
Vengeance received the dread command,
And armed, down she flies;
Jesus submits t' his Father's hand,
And bows his head and dies.
"Hymn 83" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Artists have less than two weeks to submit work for the Army Digital Photography Contest.
As celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali get under way, iReporters submit their best shots from around the world.
( Submitted photo by Kirstine Christiansen / August 19, 2008 ).
We asked for Peeps dioramas , and readers answered the call: Hundreds upon hundreds of clever entries were submitted to the sixth annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest.
You may submit multiple dioramas .
You may create and submit multiple dioramas .
The agency now tells visitors to the website that it can't guarantee the "accuracy, completeness or timeliness" of production data that companies submit.
County Manager Robert Lawton submitted the budget to council Oct 20.
The deadline for submitting an application is June 30, 2011.
We had hundreds of projects and ideas submitted.
Web site owners in China will have to start submitting personal photos to register their sites with the government under new trial regulations, China's latest move in an Internet clampdown focused on porn.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Reader submitted.
Past Stories To submit a story email
Remember to submit your video feed to Google Webmaster Tools.
This form needs to be submitted three to four weeks in advance.

In science:

Kulchitsky et al., Submitted to NIM A, 2000.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
Wu, Z. H. Yu, Features arising from randomly multiplicative measures. (Submitted to Phys.
On the properties of random multiplicative measures with the multipliers exponentially distributed
Bassani, L., Franceschini, A., Malaguti, G., Cappi, M., Della Ceca, R., 2000, A&A submitted.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Zapletal, Isolating cardinal invariants, submitted, J.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
Turok, “Gravitational backreaction and density perturbations in ekpyrotic models”, to be submitted. D.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe