verb (used with object), sub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting.

  1. to give over or yield to the power or authority of another (often used reflexively).
  2. to subject to some kind of treatment or influence.
  3. to present for the approval, consideration, or decision of another or others: to submit a plan; to submit an application.
  4. to state or urge with deference; suggest or propose (usually followed by a clause): I submit that full proof should be required.

verb (used without object), sub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting.

  1. to yield oneself to the power or authority of another: to submit to a conqueror.
  2. to allow oneself to be subjected to some kind of treatment: to submit to chemotherapy.
  3. to defer to another’s judgment, opinion, decision, etc.: I submit to your superior judgment.

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted

  1. (often foll by to) to yield (oneself), as to the will of another person, a superior force, etc
  2. (foll by to) to subject or be voluntarily subjected (to analysis, treatment, etc)
  3. (tr often foll by to) to refer (something to someone) for judgment or considerationto submit a claim
  4. (tr; may take a clause as object) to state, contend, or propose deferentially
  5. (intr often foll by to) to defer or accede (to the decision, opinion, etc, of another)

late 14c., “to place (oneself) under the control of another,” from Latin submittere “to yield, lower, let down, put under, reduce,” from sub “under” (see sub-) + mittere “let go, send” (see mission). Sense of “refer to another for consideration” first recorded 1550s. Related: Submitted; submitting.

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