submit

To submit to something means to undergo or accept it. You must submit to a search if the police have a warrant.

Many of the senses of submit are variations on that first meaning of acceptance. When you submit an application, you formally hand it in to be judged. Similarly, if you put something before an organized group, you submit it. Often websites will have an e-mail address where you can submit questions, comments and suggestions. If you want to paint your room black and your parents submit, they give in to your wish.

Primary Meanings of submit

1.
v
yield to the control of another
2.
v
hand over formally
3.
v
accept or undergo, often unwillingly
Full Definitions of submit
1

v yield to the control of another

Types:
subject
make accountable for

v yield to another's wish or opinion

Synonyms:
accede, bow, defer, give in
Type of:
buckle under, give in, knuckle under, succumb, yield
consent reluctantly
2

v hand over formally

Synonyms:
present
Types:
bring in
submit (a verdict) to a court
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

v make an application as for a job or funding

Synonyms:
put in
Type of:
apply
ask (for something)

v make over as a return

Synonyms:
render
Type of:
gift, give, present
give as a present; make a gift of

v refer for judgment or consideration

“The lawyers submitted the material to the court”
Synonyms:
subject
Types:
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give
submit for consideration, judgment, or use
return
submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
pass on, relegate
refer to another person for decision or judgment
report out
return a bill after consideration and revision to a legislative body
Type of:
refer
send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision

v refer to another person for decision or judgment

Synonyms:
pass on, relegate
Type of:
subject
refer for judgment or consideration

v put before

“I submit to you that the accused is guilty”
Synonyms:
posit, put forward, state
Type of:
advise, propose, suggest
make a proposal, declare a plan for something
3

v accept or undergo, often unwillingly

Synonyms:
take
take
experience or feel or submit to
Types:
test
undergo a test
Type of:
undergo
pass through

v accept as inevitable

Synonyms:
reconcile, resign
Type of:
accept
consider or hold as true

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