Definition of “submit” - English Dictionary

“submit” in British English

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submitverb

uk /səbˈmɪt/ us /səbˈmɪt/ -tt-

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.

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(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 monthly financial statements 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 newly hired employees must submit to a background check.

(Definition of “submit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“submit” in Business English

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submitverb

uk /səbˈmɪt/ us -tt-

[ T ] to formally send 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 major changes.
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 industrial disputes would be submitted to arbitration.

(Definition of “submit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)