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verb submit pronunciation in British English /səbˈmɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysubmit
he/she/itsubmits
present participlesubmitting
past tensesubmitted
past participlesubmitted
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  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
    [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.
  4. 4
    [transitive] formal to make a statement, especially in a court of law

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