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dif·fer

 (dĭf′ər)
intr.v. dif·fered, dif·fer·ing, dif·fers
1. To be dissimilar or unlike in nature, quality, amount, or form: Ambition differs from greed.
2. To be of a different opinion; disagree: The experts differ on what should be done to fix the economy.
3. Obsolete To quarrel; dispute.

[Middle English differren, from Old French differer, from Latin differre, to differ, delay : dis-, apart; see dis- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

differ

(ˈdɪfə)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by from) to be dissimilar in quality, nature, or degree (to); vary (from)
2. (often foll by: from or with) to be at variance (with); disagree (with)
3. dialect to quarrel or dispute
4. agree to differ to end an argument amicably while maintaining differences of opinion
[C14: from Latin differre, literally: to bear off in different directions, hence scatter, put off, be different, from dis- apart + ferre to bear]

dif•fer

(ˈdɪf ər)

v.i.
1. to be unlike, dissimilar, or distinct in nature or qualities (often fol. by from).
2. to disagree in opinion, belief, etc.; disagree (often fol. by with or from).
3. Obs. to dispute; quarrel.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French differer to put off, distinguish, Latin differre to bear apart, delay (see defer1), be different =dif- dif- + ferre to bear]

differ

If two things are different from each other in some way, you can say that one thing differs from the other. Differ is a fairly formal word.

Schoolchildren's needs differ from those of adults.
How does it differ from what's happening in Poland?
The problems the Chinese face differ importantly from those facing Africa.

differ


Past participle: differed
Gerund: differing

Imperative
differ
differ
Present
I differ
you differ
he/she/it differs
we differ
you differ
they differ
Preterite
I differed
you differed
he/she/it differed
we differed
you differed
they differed
Present Continuous
I am differing
you are differing
he/she/it is differing
we are differing
you are differing
they are differing
Present Perfect
I have differed
you have differed
he/she/it has differed
we have differed
you have differed
they have differed
Past Continuous
I was differing
you were differing
he/she/it was differing
we were differing
you were differing
they were differing
Past Perfect
I had differed
you had differed
he/she/it had differed
we had differed
you had differed
they had differed
Future
I will differ
you will differ
he/she/it will differ
we will differ
you will differ
they will differ
Future Perfect
I will have differed
you will have differed
he/she/it will have differed
we will have differed
you will have differed
they will have differed
Future Continuous
I will be differing
you will be differing
he/she/it will be differing
we will be differing
you will be differing
they will be differing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been differing
you have been differing
he/she/it has been differing
we have been differing
you have been differing
they have been differing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been differing
you will have been differing
he/she/it will have been differing
we will have been differing
you will have been differing
they will have been differing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been differing
you had been differing
he/she/it had been differing
we had been differing
you had been differing
they had been differing
Conditional
I would differ
you would differ
he/she/it would differ
we would differ
you would differ
they would differ
Past Conditional
I would have differed
you would have differed
he/she/it would have differed
we would have differed
you would have differed
they would have differed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.differ - be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
depart, deviate, vary, diverge - be at variance with; be out of line with
vary - be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
counterpoint, contrast - to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
equal, be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
2.differ - be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
dissent - withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented"
clash - disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
contradict, contravene, negate - deny the truth of

differ

verb
1. be dissimilar, contradict, contrast with, vary, counter, belie, depart from, diverge, negate, fly in the face of, run counter to, be distinct, stand apart, make a nonsense of, be at variance with His story differed from his mother's in several respects.
be dissimilar accord, coincide, harmonize
2. be different, vary, diverge, be distinguishable, be dissimilar, not be alike We differ in both approach and views.
3. disagree, argue, clash, dispute, dissent, quarrel, squabble, quibble, fail to agree The two leaders have differed on the issue of sanctions.
disagree agree, accord, concur, cooperate, assent, acquiesce

differ

verb
1. To be unlike or dissimilar:
Idiom: be at variance.
2. To be of different opinion:
Idiom: join issue.
Translations
يَخْتَلِفيَخْتَلِف، يُعارِض
lišitlišit serůznit se v názoru
afvige
erota
különbözik
bedalain
vera ólíkurvera ósammála
būti skirtingos nuomonės
atšķirtiesnebūt vienisprātis
líšiť sa
razlikovati se
ayrı görüşte olmakfarklı düşünmekfarklı olmak

differ

[ˈdɪfəʳ] VI
1. (= be unlike) → ser distinto, diferenciarse, diferir (frm) (from de)
2. (= disagree) [people] → no estar de acuerdo, discrepar; [texts, versions] → discrepar
to differ with sb (on or over or about sth)no estar de acuerdo con algn (en algo), discrepar de algn (en algo)
I beg to differsiento tener que disentir or discrepar, lamento estar en desacuerdo or no estar de acuerdo
see also agree B2

differ

[ˈdɪfər] vi
(= be different) to differ from sth → être différent(e) de qch, différer de qch
(= disagree) → ne pas être d'accord
to differ on sth → ne pas être d'accord au sujet de qch
to differ from sb over sth → ne pas être d'accord avec qn au sujet de qch
to agree to differ → rester sur ses positions

differ

vi
(= be different)sich unterscheiden (from von); tastes differdie Geschmäcker sind verschieden; I differ from you in that …ich unterscheide mich von Ihnen darin, dass …
(= disagree) to differ with somebody on or over somethingüber etw (acc)anderer Meinung sein als jd; we differed sharply over thatdarin waren wir völlig verschiedener Meinung ? agree, beg

differ

[ˈdɪfəʳ] vi
a. (be unlike) to differ from sthdifferire da qc, essere diverso/a da qc
b. (disagree) to differ (with sb on or over or about sth)dissentire (da qn su qc), discordare (da qn su qc)
we differed over the matter → ci siamo trovati in disaccordo sulla questione

differ

(ˈdifə) past tense, past participle ˈdiffered verb
1. (often with from) to be not like or alike. Our views differ; Her house differs from mine.
2. to disagree (with). I think we will have to agree to differ.

differed and differing have one r.
References in classic literature ?
In shape, he differs in some degree from the Huzza Porpoise, being of a less rotund and jolly girth; indeed, he is of quite a neat and gentleman-like figure.
A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides.
To pass from the Characters to the Story, it will be seen that the narrative related in these pages has been constructed on a plan which differs from the plan followed in my last novel, and in some other of my works published at an earlier date.
This kind of honey I have often tasted, and do not find that it differs from the other sorts in anything but colour; it is somewhat blacker.
The qualified negative of the President differs widely from this absolute negative of the British sovereign; and tallies exactly with the revisionary authority of the council of revision of this State, of which the governor is a constituent part.
In passing, let me tell you that your style differs greatly from letter to letter.
Things are said to be named 'equivocally' when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each.
In this it differs from Liverpool, from Cardiff, from Newcastle, from Glasgow; and therein the Thames differs from the Mersey, from the Tyne, from the Clyde.
A second Frenchman differs, moreover, with the first, and is positive that the voice was that of an Italian; but, not being cognizant of that tongue, is, like the Spaniard, 'convinced by the intonation.
The Gavial, my cousin, the fish-eater, has told me how hard it is for him to follow his fish, and how one fish differs from the other, and how he must know them all, both together and apart.
The earliest version of "Tamerlane" was included in the suppressed volume of 1827, but differs very considerably from the poem as now published.
She differs somewhat from the young man I just mentioned, in that the faculty of production, of action, is, in her, less inanimate; she has more of the freshness and vigour that we suppose to belong to a young civilisation.