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Definition of submit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    submit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//səbˈmɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they submit
    BrE BrE//səbˈmɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪt//
     
    he / she / it submits
    BrE BrE//səbˈmɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪts//
     
    past simple submitted
    BrE BrE//səbˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪtɪd//
     
    past participle submitted
    BrE BrE//səbˈmɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form submitting
    BrE BrE//səbˈmɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈmɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] submit something (to somebody/something) to give a document, proposal, etc. to somebody in authority so that they can study or consider it to submit an application/a claim/a complaint Completed projects must be submitted by 10 March. Wordfinderclosing date, competition, disqualify, judge, prize, round, runner-up, submit, tiebreaker, winner
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (formal) to accept the authority, control or greater strength of somebody/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 defence submitted that the evidence was inadmissible. More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin submittere, from sub- ‘under’ + mittere ‘send, put’. Sense (1) ‘present for judgement’ dates from the mid 16th cent.Extra examples Candidates for the degree are required to submit a 30 000-word thesis. He formally submitted his resignation. He submitted voluntarily to arrest. He voluntarily submitted to their control. May I respectfully submit that this is not the right thing to do? She submitted her report to the committee. Six groups were invited to submit proposals for the research. They abandoned their town rather than submit to the Persians. They have submitted plans for our approval. They were forced to submit to Bulgarian rule. the manuscript I originally submitted to them She submitted that the local authority should bear the cost. They have submitted an application for planning permission to build an extension.
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