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verb submit pronunciation in American English /səbˈmɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesubmitting
past tensesubmitted
past participlesubmitted
  1. 1
    [transitive] to formally give something to someone so that they can make a decision about it
    The plans will be submitted next week.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to accept that someone has defeated you or has power over you
    submit to: In the end, they submitted to the Americans.
    1. a.
      to allow something to happen to you, especially something unpleasant
      submit to: I was not prepared to submit to this painful course of treatment.
  3. 3
    [transitive] formal to make a statement, especially in a court of law
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  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to agree to obey a rule, a law, or the decision of someone in authority
    submit to: All countries in the European Union must submit to its laws.
    submit something to something: Libya has offered to submit the dispute to international arbitration.
    submit yourself to something: You may voluntarily submit yourself to the jurisdiction of this country’s courts.


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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