What is the difference between Undergo and Subject?

The difference between undergo and subject

is that "undergo" is to go or move under or beneath and "subject" is likely to be affected by or to experience something.




  • (transitive, obsolete) To go or move under or beneath.
  • (transitive) To experience; to pass through a phase.
  • (transitive) To suffer or endure; bear with.


  • (to go or move under):
  • (to experience): go through, take, undercome
  • (to suffer or endure): brook, put up with; tolerate


  • Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported […] that pine siskins undergo an irregular, nomadic type of nocturnal migration.
  • The project is undergoing great changes.
  • The victim underwent great trauma.
  • She had to undergo surgery because of her broken leg.


  • Likely to be affected by or to experience something.
  • Conditional upon.
  • Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
  • Placed under the power of another; owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state.


  • a country subject to extreme heat
  • All human things are subject to decay.
  • The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them […] is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. […] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate […] “stateless income": profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
  • Menu listings and prices are subject to change.
  • He’s subject to sneezing fits.
  • The local board sets local policy, subject to approval from the State Board.
  • Esau was never subject to Jacob.