differ

verb
1 be different
ADVERB
considerably, dramatically, enormously, fundamentally, greatly, markedly, radically, sharply, significantly, substantially, widely

The two approaches differ markedly

Opinions differ widely on this issue.

little
slightly, somewhat
clearly
PREPOSITION
according to

Conditions of employment differ according to the type of company you are working for.

among

The rates of violent crime differed greatly among the four cities.

between

Social organization differs significantly between the different groups.

from

His ideas differ little from those of his father.

in

The models differ in size and shape.

2 have a different opinion
VERB + DIFFER
agree to (esp. BrE)

In the end we agreed to differ.

beg to

I beg to differ (= I disagree with you).

PREPOSITION
about, over

The two sides still differ over details of the plan.

on

The two parties differ on all the major issues.

with

It didn't seem right that I should differ with him.

Differ is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑composition, ↑effect, ↑estimate, ↑individual, ↑level, ↑opinion, ↑practice, ↑rate, ↑ratio, ↑taste, ↑view

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  • Differ — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • differ — differ, vary, disagree, dissent mean to be unlike or out of harmony. Differ stresses the fact of unlikeness in kind or nature or in opinion but does not indicate except through the context the extent or degree of divergence {the houses in the row …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • differ — is widely used without any complement: • While their aims and activities differ slightly, all are clubs in the sense of recruiting members R. Brown, 1993. It can be followed by from in the meaning ‘to be unlike’: • These languages…differ from the …   Modern English usage

  • differ — ► VERB 1) be unlike or dissimilar. 2) disagree. ● agree to differ Cf. ↑agree to differ ● beg to differ Cf. ↑beg to differ ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • differ — I (disagree) verb be discordant, be incongruent, be inharmonious, bicker, cavil, clash, conflict with, contend, contradict, dispute, divide on, hold different views, object, oppose, protest, raise objections, reject, repudiate, take exception,… …   Law dictionary

  • differ — late 14c., from O.Fr. differer (14c.) and directly from L. differre to set apart, differ, from dis away from (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + ferre carry (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Two senses that were present in Latin have gone separate ways in English… …   Etymology dictionary

  • differ — [v1] be dissimilar, distinct alter, bear no resemblance, be distinguished from, be off the beaten path*, be unlike, clash with, conflict with, contradict, contrast, depart from, deviate from, digress, disagree, divaricate from, diverge, diversify …   New thesaurus

  • differ — [dif′ər] vi. [ME differen < OFr differer < L differre, to carry apart, differ < dis , apart + ferre, to bring, BEAR1] 1. to be unlike; be not the same: often with from 2. to be of opposite or unlike opinions; disagree 3. Archaic to… …   English World dictionary

  • Differ — Dif fer, v. t. To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance. [R.] [1913 Webster] But something ts that differs thee and me. Cowley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • differ — UK [ˈdɪfə(r)] / US [ˈdɪfər] verb [intransitive] Word forms differ : present tense I/you/we/they differ he/she/it differs present participle differing past tense differed past participle differed 1) to be different from something else differ from …   English dictionary

  • differ — dif|fer [ dıfər ] verb intransitive 1. ) to be different from something else: differ in: The two animals come from the same family but differ in body shape and breeding habits. differ from: English differs from Spanish in that it is not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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