Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism
SUBMISSION, yielding, acquiescence, compliance, submittal, submissiveness, deference, nonresistance; obedience [See Obedience].
SURRENDER, cession, capitulation, resignation, backdown [colloq.]; passing under the yoke, laying down ones arms, delivering up the keys (of the city &c.), handing over ones sword.
OBEISANCE, homage, kneeling, genuflexion, curtsy or curtsey, kotow [Chinese], salaam or salam [Oriental], prostration.
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- ones arms; lower -, haul down -, strike- ones -flag, - colors; draw in ones horns (humility) [See Humility]; give -way, - ground, - in, - up; cave in [colloq.]; suffer judgment by default; bend, - to ones 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 ones 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 ones knees, bow submission, curtsy or curtsey, kotow [Chinese].