Sub·mit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Submitted p. pr. & vb. n. Submitting.]
1. To let down; to lower. [Obs.]
Sometimes the hill submits itself a while. --Dryden.
2. To put or place under.
The bristled throat
Of the submitted sacrifice with ruthless steel he cut. --Chapman.
3. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.
Ye ben submitted through your free assent. --Chaucer.
The angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. --Gen. xvi. 9.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands. --Eph. v. 22.
4. To leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object.
Whether the condition of the clergy be able to bear a heavy burden, is submitted to the house. --Swift.
We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads because they never heard of the differential calculus. --Macaulay.
Sub·mit, v. i.
1. To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.
The revolted provinces presently submitted. --C. Middleton.
2. To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.
To thy husband's will
Thine shall submit. --Milton.
3. To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.
Our religion requires from us . . . to submit to pain, disgrace, and even death. --Rogers.
v 1: refer for judgment or consideration; "She submitted a
proposal to the agency" [syn: subject]
2: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
[syn: state, put forward, posit]
3: yield to the control of another
4: hand over formally [syn: present]
5: refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes
to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues" [syn: relegate,
6: submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The
government bowed to the military pressure" [syn: bow, defer,
accede, give in]
7: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
[syn: take, undergo]
8: make an application as for a job or funding; "We put in a
grant to the NSF" [syn: put in]
9: make over as a return; "They had to render the estate" [syn:
10: accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate"
[syn: resign, reconcile]
[also: submitting, submitted]