Definition of Differ

1. Verb. Be different. "These two tests differ in only one respect"

Specialized synonyms: Depart, Deviate, Diverge, Vary, Vary, Contrast, Counterpoint
Derivative terms: Difference, Different, Different, Different, Different, Different
Antonyms: Equal

2. Verb. Be of different opinions. "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

Definition of Differ

1. v. i. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from.

2. v. t. To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance.

Definition of Differ

1. Verb. Not to have the same traits, characteristics. ¹

2. Verb. (context: people, groups, etc.) To have diverging opinions, disagree. ¹

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Definition of Differ

1. to be unlike [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Differ

1. 1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; with from. "One star differeth from another star in glory." (1 Cor. Xv. 41) "Minds differ, as rivers differ." (Macaulay) 2. To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; often with from or with. 3. To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend. "We 'll never differ with a crowded pit." (Rowe) Synonym: To vary, disagree, dissent, dispute, contend, oppose, wrangle. To Differ with, Differ from. Both differ from and aiffer with are used in reference to opinions; as, "I differ from you or with you in that opinion."" In all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ from is used; as, these two persons or things differ entirely from each other. "Severely punished, not for differing from us in opinion, but for committing a nuisance." (Macaulay) "Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted, to differ from him." (M. Arnold) "Much as I differ from him concerning an essential part of the historic basis of religion." (Gladstone) "I differ with the honorable gentleman on that point." (Brougham) "If the honorable gentleman differs with me on that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ." (Canning) Origin: L. Differre; dif- = dis- + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. Differer. See 1st Bear, and cf. Defer, Delay. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Differ

difarnesyl group
difenoxylic acid
diff EQ
diff file
differ (current term)
difference engine
difference equation
difference limen
difference of opinion
difference of two squares
difference threshold
different as chalk and cheese
different light

Literary usage of Differ

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"The methyl group will exert upon the central carbon atom of this group an attractive force which will differ more from that of an ethyl group than would an ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... feem wholly made up of courage, differ from one " another as to the particular kinds of courage, in which they " excell. ..."

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