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The word submit and its family (submission, submissions, submits, submitted, submitting) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb submit

What does submit mean as a doing word?

Submit is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: submitted, submitting

  1. refer for judgment or consideration
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: refer = send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
    • more specific terms:
      • give = submit for consideration, judgment, or use
      • return = submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
      • relegate / pass on = refer to another person for decision or judgment
  2. put before
    • examples: I submit to you that the accused is guilty | They submit that there was a traffic accident
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of submit: posit / put forward / state
    • more generic words: advise / propose / suggest = make a proposal, declare a plan for something
  3. yield to the control of another
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] to [Actor 2]The enemy soldiers submitted to usAcquiesce Verbs: accede, acquiesce, bow, capitulate, defer, give in, succumb, yield
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Some of the members may donate privatelyVerbs of Change of Possession: administer, donate, forfeit, sacrifice, surrender
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I donated my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] among [Recipient, plural]She distributed the money among oversea units
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient]He donated directly to JSP members | The bank lent to fewer customers
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Theme]He is willing to sacrifice to the arbitrage trader some small profit
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more specific word: subject = make accountable for
    • entailment: give up / surrender = give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
  4. hand over formally
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Some of the members may donate privately
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I donated my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] among [Recipient, plural]She distributed the money among oversea units
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient]He donated directly to JSP members | The bank lent to fewer customers
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Theme]He is willing to sacrifice to the arbitrage trader some small profit

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): administer, donate, forfeit, sacrifice, surrender.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of submit: present
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific term: bring in = submit (a verdict) to a court
  5. refer to another person for decision or judgment
  6. yield to another's wish or opinion
  7. accept or undergo, often unwillingly
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of submit: take
    • more generic word: undergo = pass through
    • more specific word: test = undergo a test
  8. make an application as for a job or funding
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of submit: put in
    • more generic word: apply = ask
  9. make over as a return
  10. accept as inevitable
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of submit: reconcile / resign
    • more generic word: accept = consider or hold as true

Alternative definition of the verb submit

verb

  1. [intransitive] To yield or give way to another.
  2. [transitive] or [intransitive] To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.

Business

Submit is a record label.

Music

  1. "Submit" is an EP by the British band Pitchshifter, released in April 1992 by Earache on LP, MC and CD.
  2. "Submit" is the second album by Danish death metal band Illdisposed.
  3. "Submit" is a musical EP of The Boats.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  4. "Submit" a.k.a. "Submit!" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Submit

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Google previewWhy Did You Give Up The Koochie And Now You Mad (2012)

Understanding God’s Idea of Woman, Wife, and Marriage by Shadoew Rose Terrell

Some teach the word submit means to obey, and do what you are told. Children need...

The words submit is a sweet, passionate, and romantic word, it infers the desire of the loved, to surrender to the passion of the faithful lover. It means to ...

Google previewWords of The Bible explained (2011)

Bible Word Dictionary by Pastor Garrick Bridgeforth Sr.

Submit means to accept or yield to a superior force or the authority or will of another person, act of surrender, meekness, and humility. We are going to deal with submission next week. We must understand that the word lord is a word of power, ...

Google previewNot Buying It (2007)

My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine

Beyond a momentary flush of virtue, all you get when you type in your credit card number and click Submit is the most attenuated sense of belonging. Still, if participating in the election by joining MoveOn or Concerned Women for America is ...

Google previewImplementing the Constitution (2001)

by Richard H. FALLON

submit is that by rejecting the mesmerizing notion that the Court's only proper role is identifying the Constitution's one, true meaning, we can get a richer picture of what the Court does and a more enlightening framework for considering what ...

Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

to subječt , submit yourself. Undergiven, subjec, subječtei, dependent. Undergivenhed ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran (2013)

by John Penrice

to submit to a judgment, salute (with ); 24 v. 61, “Salute the people of the House” ( as being of your own people), literally, “Salute yourselves.” n.a. A salutation, submission, resignation. fem. part. pass. Handed over, sound. IV. To submit, commit ...

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Usage statistics about submit

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb submit:

positaccederelegatedeferreconcilebowrenderresignsubmitstatepresenttake

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Quotes about Submit

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. (William H. Borah)
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Scrabble value of S1U1B3M3I1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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