Does ὑποτάσσομαι mean “submit”?

No, I don’t think it does.


What does “submit” mean?

Outside conservative Christian discussions about Biblical passages the only contexts that I can think of where we use the word “submit” are the following:

  • sending articles to journals for publication (or any kind of paper to someone else for publication, review, critique, etc.)
  • medical treatment.
  • wrestling

It seems like a worthwhile exercise to do a search for submit (or the phrase “submit to”) and then count how many pages you go through before you find a hit that refers to submission to authority that isn’t a discussion of a Bible verse or Christian marriage or theology.

What other ways do we use “submit” in normal non-Biblish English?