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Differ

Differ Meaning & Definition
Differ Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Differ?

[v] be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
[v] be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Differ: disagree | dissent | take issue

Related Terms | Find terms related to Differ: agree to differ | agree to disagree | altercate | argue | be at cross-purposes | be at variance | be distinct | be distinguished | be in dissent | bear no resemblance | beg to differ | bicker | brawl | break | break off | break up | broil | clash | clash with | collide | conflict | conflict with | contradict | contrast | contrast with | counter | debate | depart | depart from | deviate | deviate from | differ in opinion | differentiate | disaccord | disaccord with | disagree | disagree with | discord | discord with | dispute | dissent | dissent from | disunify | divaricate | divaricate from | diverge | diverge from | diversify | divide | divide on | drop out | fall out | feud | fight | flite | have words | hold opposite views | jangle | jar | jar with | join issue | jostle | mismatch | mismate | misunderstand one another | negate | not accord with | not agree | not compare with | not get along | not look like | not square with | object | oppose | part company | protest against | pull different ways | quarrel | relieve | secede | set to | spar | spat | squabble | stand apart | stand over against | take exception | take issue | tiff | variate | variegate | vary | withdraw | withhold assent | wrangle

See Also | clash | contradict | contrast | contravene | counterpoint | depart | deviate | diverge | negate | vary

Differ In Webster's Dictionary

\Dif"fer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Differed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Differing}.] [L. differre; dif- = dis- + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. diff['e]rer. See 1st {Bear}, and cf. {Defer}, {Delay}.] 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. Syn: To vary; disagree; dissent; dispute; contend; oppose; wrangle. Usage: -- 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.
\Dif"fer\, v. t. To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance. [R.] But something 'ts that differs thee and me. --Cowley.

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