Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 725. Submission.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism
725. Submission.
NOUN:SUBMISSION, yielding, acquiescence, compliance, submittal, submissiveness, deference, nonresistance; obedience [See Obedience].
  SURRENDER, cession, capitulation, resignation, backdown [colloq.]; passing under the yoke, laying down one’s arms, delivering up the keys (of the city &c.), handing over one’s sword.
  OBEISANCE, homage, kneeling, genuflexion, curtsy or curtsey, kotow [Chinese], salaam or salam [Oriental], prostration.
VERB:SUBMIT, succumb, yield, bend, stoop, accede, relent, resign, defer to.
  SURRENDER, - at discretion; cede, capitulate, come to terms, retreat, beat a retreat; lay down -, deliver up- one’s arms; lower -, haul down -, strike- one’s -flag, - colors; draw in one’s horns (humility) [See Humility]; give -way, - ground, - in, - up; cave in [colloq.]; suffer judgment by default; bend, - to one’s yoke, - before the storm; reel back; bend -, knuckle- -down, - to, - under; knock under.
  HUMBLE ONESELF; eat -dirt, - crow, - the leek, - humble pie; bite -, lick- the dust; be -, fall- at one’s feet; crouch before, throw oneself at the feet of; swallow the -leek, - pill; kiss the rod; turn the other cheek; avaler les couleuvres [F.], gulp down.
  pocket the affront; make the best of, make a virtue of necessity; grin and abide, grin and bear it, shrug the shoulders, resign oneself; submit with a good grace (bear with) [See Inexcitability].
  YIELD OBEISANCE; obey [See Obedience]; kneel to, bow to, pay homage to, cringe to, truckle to; bend the -neck, - knee; kneel, fall on one’s knees, bow submission, curtsy or curtsey, kotow [Chinese].
ADJECTIVE:SUBMISSIVE, resigned, crouching, prostrate; downtrodden; surrendering &c. v.; down on one’s marrowbones [slang]; on one’s bended knee; nonresisting, unresisting; pliant (soft) [See Softness]; humble [See Humility]; undefended.
  UNTENABLE, indefensible, insupportable, unsupportable.
  1. Have it your own way.
  2. It can’t be helped.
  3. Amen (assent) [See Assent].
  4. Da locum melioribus.
  5. Tempori parendum.



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