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Meaning of “submit” in the English Dictionary

"submit" in British English

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submitverb

uk   us   /səbˈmɪt/ (-tt-)
  • submit verb (GIVE)

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

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  • 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 ​longtime, but in the end we had to submit. She ​decided to ​resign from the ​partyrather than submit herself to the new ​rules.
(Definition of submit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"submit" in American English

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submitverb

 us   /səbˈmɪt/ (-tt-)
  • submit verb (OFFER FOR DECISION)

[T] to give or ​offer something for a ​decision to be made by ​others: Companies are ​required to submit ​monthlyfinancialstatements to the ​board.
  • submit verb (GIVE POWER)

[I/T] to give ​power or ​authority over a ​person or ​group to someone, or to ​accept something ​unwillingly: [T] He had never been ​able to submit himself to that ​sort of ​discipline. [I] All ​newlyhired employees must submit to a ​backgroundcheck.
(Definition of submit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"submit" in Business English

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submitverb

uk   us   /səbˈmɪt/ (-tt-)
[T] to ​formallysend a ​document, ​plan, etc. to a ​person or ​group in ​authority so that they can make a decision about it: submit a bid/plan/proposal The ​consortium has yet to submit a ​bid.submit a letter/report/request They submitted the ​report after the ​retailer said that it might choose a ​replacement ad ​agency last ​year. Applications must be submitted by December 5.
[T] formal or LAW to suggest or say something: In ​conclusion, I submit that the ​proposal will not ​work without some ​majorchanges.
submit your resignation HR to tell your ​employer that you are ​leaving your ​job or ​position: He was given the ​choice on Wednesday to either submit his ​resignation, or be ​fired.
[I or T] to ​allow another ​person or ​group to have ​authority or ​control over you, or to ​accept something unwillingly: They were ​required to ​agree that future ​industrialdisputes would be submitted to ​arbitration.
(Definition of submit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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