Encumber vs Subdue - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between encumber and subdue
is that encumber
is to load down something with a burden while subdue
is to overcome, quieten, or bring under control.
to load down something with a burden
to restrict or block something with a hindrance or impediment
, year=1906 – 1921
, passage=He [Timothy Forsyte] had never committed the imprudence of marrying or encumbering himself in any way with children.}}
to add a legal claim or other obligation
* See also
* disencumber, unload, unencumber
To overcome, quieten, or bring under control.
, date=September 2
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Bulgaria 0-3 England
, passage=Gary Cahill, a target for Arsenal and Tottenham before the transfer window closed, put England ahead early on and Rooney was on target twice before the interval as the early hostility of the Bulgarian supporters was swiftly subdued .}}
To bring (a country) under control by force.