(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. submission, submissiveness, obedience, resignation, patience, humility, self-abasement, compliance, pliancy, docility, passivity, acquiescence, sufferance, conformity, subjection; capitulation, surrender, cession, yielding. See inexcitability, servility.
2. obeisance, homage, kneeling, curtsy, kowtow, salaam; white flag.
1. submit, succumb, yield, comply, acquiesce, accede, resign, bend, stoop, obey, defer to, be subject, be submissive.
2. capitulate, surrender, cede, come to terms, retreat, lay down or deliver up one's arms, lower, haul down or strike one's flag or colors; show the white flag; give up or in, give up the ship, give way, lie down, give ground, cave in, bend before the storm; throw up one's hands; knuckle down or under. Informal, throw in the towel or sponge. Slang, say uncle.
3. be submissive, eat dirt, humble pie, or crow; bite or lick the dust; throw oneself at the feet of, be or fall at one's feet, swallow the pill, kiss the rod, turn the other cheek; crouch before, kneel to, bow to, pay homage to, cringe to; truckle to, bend the neck or knee; kneel, fall on one's knees, curtsy, kowtow, salaam, make an obeisance, bow submission, bow and scrape; lick one's boots. Slang, eat one's dust, take it [lying down].
4. endure, tolerate, put up with, bear with, be reconciled to, resign oneself, swallow the insult, pocket the affront, grin and bear it, submit with a good grace.
Adjectives — submissive, subdued, yielding, unresisting, tractable, compliant, dutiful, long-suffering, patient, passive, acquiescent, unassertive, manageable, governable, docile, agreeable; obsequious, slavish, servile, fawning, deferential, defeatist, self-abasing, lowly; prostrate, crouching, downtrodden, on bended knee, down on one's legs.
Quotations — A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards (George Eliot).
Antonyms, see defiance, resistance.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Resignation]
Syn. obedience, meekness, assent; see docility , resignation 1 .
2. [Subjection]
Syn. prostration, servility, cringing; see slavery 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. surrender capitulation, submitting, compliance, giving in, *caving in, yielding, acquiescence, deference, subordination, subjugation, obedience, complaisance.
2. remittance mailing in, handing in.
ANT.: 1. domination, resistance, rebellion
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of submitting or surrendering to the power of another: capitulation, surrender. See RESIST, WIN. 2. The quality or state of willingly carrying out the wishes of others: acquiescence, amenability, amenableness, compliance, compliancy, deference, obedience, submissiveness, tractability, tractableness. See RESIST. 3. Something that is put forward for consideration: proposal, proposition, suggestion. See OFFER.

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