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sub·mit

submit

 
 
pronunciation:
sb mIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: submits, submitted, submitting
definition 1: to give up or yield (oneself) to the power, will, or authority of another.
Unable to escape, they submitted themselves to the will of the conquerors.
synonyms:
resign, surrender, yield
antonyms:
defy, resist, withstand
definition 2: to subject to a process or treatment.
Half of the mice were submitted to the treatment while the others formed the control group.
synonyms:
subject
similar words:
expose
definition 3: to offer for consideration.
He submitted his work to a publisher.
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synonyms:
present, tender
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
bid, exhibit, lodge, offer, proffer, put, refer, render
definition 4: to propose or state; suggest.
I submit that we delay our decision until we have more information.I submit that my client could not have committed this crime.
synonyms:
propose, suggest
similar words:
argue, assert, claim, contend, declare, maintain, move, offer, pose, volunteer
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cede to the authority or will of another.
In the end, the business owners had to submit to the demands of the town council.Refusing to submit to any authority, he landed in jail.She refused to submit to the pressure of society.
synonyms:
bow, give way, surrender, yield
antonyms:
hold out, resist, withstand
similar words:
accede, acquiesce, capitulate, comply, fold, knuckle under, kowtow, obey, succumb
definition 2: to defer to the opinion or viewpoints of others.
synonyms:
defer
antonyms:
hold out, resist
similar words:
accede, acquiesce, bow, comply
definition 3: to allow oneself to be the subject of some process or treatment.
similar words:
agree, consent, subject oneself, volunteer
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derivations: submissible (adj.), submittable (adj.), submittal (n.), submitter (n.)
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