submit verb

1 give/propose sth so that it can be discussed

ADV. formally He formally submitted his resignation

VERB + SUBMIT 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.

PREP. for They have submitted plans for our approval. | to She submitted her report to the committee.

2 accept sb's power/control

ADV. voluntarily, willingly He submitted voluntarily to arrest. | meekly

VERB + SUBMIT refuse to | be willing to | be compelled to, be forced to, be obliged to They were forced to submit to Bulgarian rule.

PREP. to She refused to submit to threats. They abandoned their town rather than submit to the Persians.