One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the countess had submitted under duress’
give in, yield, give way, back down, cave in, bow, capitulate, relent, defer, agree, consent, accede, conform, acquiesce, comply, accept
surrender, lay down one's arms, raise the white flag, show the white flag, wave the white flag, knuckle under, humble oneself, bend the knee, kowtow, fall
informal throw in the sponge, throw in the towel
2‘he refused to submit to censorship’
be governed by, abide by, be regulated by, comply with, observe, heed, accept, tolerate, endure, brook, put up with, stomach, adhere to, be subject to, agree to, consent to, conform to
informal keep in step, play by the rules, play it by the book, take it lying down, lump it
British informal wear
3‘we submitted an unopposed bid for the franchise’
put forward, present, set forth, offer, proffer, tender, advance, propose, suggest, volunteer, table, lodge, introduce, come up with, raise, air, moot
put in, send in, hand in, enter, register
4‘the appellant submitted that a community service order was inappropriate’
contend, assert, argue, state, claim, aver, propound, posit, postulate, adduce, move, advocate, venture, volunteer
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