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Definition of submit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they submit
    he / she / it submits
    past simple submitted
    -ing form submitting
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  1. 1[transitive] submit something (to somebody/something) to give a document, proposal, etc. to someone in authority so that they can study or consider it to submit an application/a claim/a complaint Completed projects must be submitted by March 10th.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to accept the authority, control, or greater strength of someone or something; to agree to something because of this synonym give in (to somebody/something), yield submit (to somebody/something) She refused to submit to threats. submit yourself (to somebody/something) He submitted himself to a search by the guards.
  3. 3[transitive] submit that… (law or formal) to say or suggest something Counsel for the defense submitted that the evidence was inadmissible.
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