Submit Sub*mit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Submitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Submitting}.] [L. submittere; sub under + mittere to send: cf. F. soumettre. See {Missile}.] 1. To let down; to lower. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Sometimes the hill submits itself a while. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To put or place under. [1913 Webster]

The bristled throat Of the submitted sacrifice with ruthless steel he cut. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun. [1913 Webster]

Ye ben submitted through your free assent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. --Gen. xvi. 9. [1913 Webster]

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands. --Eph. v. 22. [1913 Webster]

4. To leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object. [1913 Webster]

Whether the condition of the clergy be able to bear a heavy burden, is submitted to the house. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads because they never heard of the differential calculus. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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