1 give/propose sth so that it can be discussed

He formally submitted his resignation.

respectfully (law, esp. BrE)

May I respectfully submit that this is not the right thing to do?

electronically, online

21% of the votes were submitted online.

originally, previously

the manuscript I originally submitted to them

ask sb to, invite sb to, require sb to

Six groups were invited to submit proposals for the research.

Candidates for the degree are required to submit a 30 000-word thesis.

intend to, plan to

They have submitted plans for our approval.


She submitted her report to the committee.

2 accept sb's power/control
voluntarily, willingly

He voluntarily submitted to their control.

refuse to
agree to, be prepared to, be willing to
be compelled to, be forced to, be obliged to

They were forced to submit to foreign rule.


She refused to submit to threats.

They abandoned their town rather than submit to the Persians.

Submit is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑counsel
Submit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑account, ↑answer, ↑application, ↑article, ↑bid, ↑bill, ↑budget, ↑claim, ↑comment, ↑curriculum vitae, ↑dissertation, ↑document, ↑draft, ↑entry, ↑essay, ↑estimate, ↑evidence, ↑information, ↑invoice, ↑manuscript, ↑memorandum, ↑paper, ↑paperwork, ↑petition, ↑plan, ↑proposal, ↑query, ↑résumé, ↑receipt, ↑recommendation, ↑registration, ↑report, ↑request, ↑resignation, ↑resolution, ↑suggestion, ↑tender, ↑thesis, ↑work

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