July 15, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
submit /səbˈmɪt/ verb
submit
/səbˈmɪt/
verb

submits; submitted; submitting

The young man is submitting a job application to the manager.
The young man is submitting a job application to the manager.
Learner's definition of SUBMIT

1 [+ object] : to give (a document, proposal, piece of writing, etc.) to someone so that it can be considered or approved

  • Candidates interested in the position should submit their résumés to the Office of Human Resources.

  • Submit your application no later than January 31st.

  • Requests must be submitted in writing.

  • Photographs submitted for publication will not be returned.

2 [no object] : to stop trying to fight or resist something : to agree to do or accept something that you have been resisting or opposing

  • He vowed that he would never submit. [=give in]

— often + to

  • He refused to submit to their demands.

  • We will not submit to you without a fight.

  • Public outcry caused him to submit to an investigation of his finances.

3 [+ object] formal : to offer (something) as an opinion or suggestion — often + that

  • I submit that his guilt has not been proven.

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