differ
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɪfə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdɪfɚ/
Verb

differ (differs, present participle differing; past and past participle differed)

  1. (intransitive) Not to have the same traits or characteristics; to be unalike or distinct.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:differ
    These shoes only differ from those ones in having slightly longer laces.
  2. (intransitive, people, groups, etc.) To have diverging opinions, disagree.
    • If the honourable gentleman differs with me on that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ.
  3. (intransitive) To be separated in quantity.
    The numbers 3 and 21 differ by 18.
Related terms

Translations Translations
  • French: différer
  • German: unterschiedlicher Meinung sein, sich uneinig sein, streiten, verschiedener Meinung sein, anderer Meinung sein, uneinig
  • Portuguese: divergir
  • Russian: расходи́ться во мне́ниях
  • Spanish: diferir



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