sub-, suc-, suf-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, su-
(Latin: under, below, beneath; used as a prefix as shown in various formats below)
The prefix sub- often becomes suc- before c: succumb.
The prefix sub- often becomes suf- before f: suffuse.
The prefix sub- often becomes sug- before g: suggest.
The prefix sub- often becomes sum- before m: sumptuous.
The prefix sub- often becomes sup- before p: suppression.
The prefix sub- often becomes sur- before r: surrogate.
The prefix, sub- is often simplified to su- before sp; as seen in suspect, suspend, suspicion, suspension, et al. Before c, p, and t; it is sometimes formed into sus-.
2. A long marrow sandwich made of a crusty roll and cut lengthwise: Jane loved to eat submarines filled iwht meats, tomatoes, onions, and cheese.
3. In baseball, a pitch that is thrown with an underhand motion: Chuck was known for his submarines in playing baseball and was able to trick his opponents.
2. A pitcher in baseball who throws with an underhand movement: Russel was the favorite submariner who always confused the batter of the opposing team by hurling the ball in an unconventional or deceptive manner.
2. The state of being overwhelmed with activities, work, difficulties, etc.: Sam was confronted with a monstrous job of taking care of the finances of the company because the treasurer suddenly got sick and this submersion of responsibilities caused him to have many sleepless nights.
2. Particles which, although visible in an ultramicroscope, are too small to be resolved by visible light.
2. The condition of having complied to something or someone: Tim’s submission or agreement of going with his parents on the trip to the coast, instead of watching TV, proved to be much more exciting after all!
3. Acquiescent and respectful conduct or attitude: Mrs. Jones asked for Tom’s submission and obedience in class towards her and his classmates so the lesson could proceed again without interruption.
4. Something that is turned in or given to somebody: Jane wanted the submission of her article to the editor of the magazine to be published in the next issue.
5. In law, an agreement between parties involved in a dispute, to abide by the decision of an arbitrator or arbitrators: The neighbors were engaged in a quarrel about the fence between their houses and approved in a written submission to accept the settlement of their argument when it was reached.
2. Etymology: from Latin submittere, "to yield, to lower, to let down, to put under, to reduce"; from sub-, "under" + mittere "to let go, to send".
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2. To subject to a condition or process.
3. To commit (something) to the consideration or judgment of another: "Applicatins must be submitted prior to the day of departure."
4. To offer as a proposition or contention: "I submit that the terms are entirely unreasonable."
5. To give in to the authority, power, or desires of another.
6. To allow oneself to be subjected to something.
7. To defer to another's knowledge, judgment, or experience.