Encumber vs Subdue - What's the difference?

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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.

encumber

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • to load down something with a burden
  • to restrict or block something with a hindrance or impediment
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1906 – 1921 , author= , title= , volume=1 , chapter=Encounter , 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
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * disencumber, unload, unencumber

    Derived terms

    * encumbrance * encumbrous

    subdue

    English

    Verb

    (subdu)
  • To overcome, quieten, or bring under control.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 2 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Bulgaria 0-3 England , work=BBC citation , page= , 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.
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