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English definition of “submit”

submit

verb uk   /səbˈmɪt/ (-tt-) us  

submit verb (GIVE)

B2 [T] to give or offer something for a decision to be made by others: You must submit your application before 1 January. The developers submitted building plans to the council for approval. [T + that] formal to suggest: In conclusion, I submit that the proposal will not work without some major changes.

submit verb (ALLOW)

C2 [I or T] to allow another person or group to have power or authority over you, or to accept something unwillingly: We protested about the changes for a long time, but in the end we had to submit. She decided to resign from the party rather than submit herself to the new rules.
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