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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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SUBMIT', verb transitive [Latin submitto; sub, under, and mitto, to send.]

1. To let down; to cause to sink or lower.

Sometimes the hill submits itself a while.

[This use of the word is nearly or wholly obsolete.]

2. To yield, resign or surrender to the power, will or authority of another; with the reciprocal pronoun.

Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hand. Genesis 16:9.

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands. Ephesians 5:22.

SUBMIT yourselves to every ordinance of man. 1 Peter 2:13.

3. To refer; to leave or commit to the discretion of judgment of another; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court.

SUBMIT', verb intransitive To surrender; to yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance. The enemy submitted.

The revolted provinces presently submitted.

1. To yield one's opinion to the opinion or authority of another. On hearing the opinion of the court, the counsel submitted without further argument.

2. To be subject; to acquiesce in the authority of another.

To thy husband's will

Thine shall submit--

3. To be submissive; to yield without murmuring.

Our religion requires us--to submit to pain, disgrace and even death.