how to disable a button with php

I have a button in html like :

<input id="submit" name="submit" type="submit" value="Send" class="btn btn-primary">

how can I disable that button with php if certain condition meets ?

Tnx
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
<input id="submit" name="submit" type="submit" value="Send" class="btn btn-primary"  <?php if ($yourCondition) { echo " disabled "; }   ?>   >

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Terry WoodsIT GuruCommented:
@Ryan's solution will display the button as disabled, however also bear in mind that the user is still able to submit their data if they choose to re-enable the button themselves. That probably means on the server side of your app you should block POST requests that are made when the conditions are met for the button to be disabled.
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NerdsOfTechTechnology ScientistCommented:
Also, you might want client-side JavaScript (JS) to toggle enable/disable the submit button, not server-side PHP. Moreover, you could code a user-defined function to validate the information before enabling the button's action. Although, it is highly recommended for the server-side to do the real sanitation/ validation on submit, to avoid attacks.

Not the cleanest approach but hopefully this conveys the idea.

<input id="submit" name="submit" type="submit" value="Send" class="btn btn-primary" onclick="validate();">
<span id="warn" style="display: none;">Please check your inputs</span>

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<script>
function validate(){
// some condition
return true;
// give user an error message and don't sumbit yet
document.getElementById("warn").style.display = "block";
return false;
}
</script>

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crescueAuthor Commented:
Tnx for your help. It guided me to the right direction (NerdsOfTech)
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