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.

Definitions of submit
  1. verb
    yield to the control of another
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    subject
    make accountable for
  2. verb
    yield to another's wish or opinion
    synonyms: accede, bow, defer, give in
  3. verb
    hand over formally
    synonyms: present
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    bring in
    submit (a verdict) to a court
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    give
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
  4. verb
    make an application as for a job or funding
    synonyms: put in
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    apply
    ask (for something)
  5. verb
    make over as a return
    synonyms: render
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    gift, give, present
    give as a present; make a gift of
  6. verb
    refer for judgment or consideration
    “The lawyers submitted the material to the court”
    synonyms: subject
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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
  7. verb
    refer to another person for decision or judgment
    synonyms: pass on, relegate
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    subject
    refer for judgment or consideration
  8. verb
    put before
    “I submit to you that the accused is guilty”
    synonyms: posit, put forward, state
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    advise, propose, suggest
    make a proposal, declare a plan for something
  9. verb
    accept or undergo, often unwillingly
    synonyms: take
    take
    experience or feel or submit to
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    test
    undergo a test
    type of:
    undergo
    pass through
  10. verb
    accept as inevitable
    synonyms: reconcile, resign
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    type of:
    accept
    consider or hold as true
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