views updated May 11 2018

sub·mit / səbˈmit/ • v. (-mit·ted, -mit·ting) 1. [intr.] accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person: the original settlers were forced to submit to Bulgarian rule. ∎  (submit oneself) consent to undergo a certain treatment: he submitted himself to a body search. ∎  [tr.] subject to a particular process, treatment, or condition: samples submitted to low pressure. ∎  agree to refer a matter to a third party for decision or adjudication: the U.S. refused to submit to arbitration.2. [tr.] present (a proposal, application, or other document) to a person or body for consideration or judgment: the panel's report was submitted to a parliamentary committee. ∎  (esp. in judicial contexts) suggest; argue: he submitted that such measures were justified.DERIVATIVES: sub·mit·ter n.


views updated May 18 2018

submit (refl. and intr.) place oneself under control; so trans. XIV. — L. submittere.
So submission XV. — OF. or L. submissive XVI. f. submiss-, pp. stem of L. submittere.


views updated Jun 27 2018


To offer for determination; commit to the judgment or discretion of another individual or authority.

To submit evidence means to present or introduce it. Similarly a political issue might be submitted to the voters' judgment.