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verb     submit pronunciation in American English
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.

  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
  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.

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