differ

To differ is to be different, or to vary. Your list of favorite movies might differ from your sister's, especially if you like romantic comedies and she likes action films.

Gas prices differ from state to state, and sometimes even from one side of the street to the other. Opinions on politics can often differ within a single family, and sometimes food preferences differ so much that no one can decide where to eat lunch. The verb differ can mean simply "be unlike," but it can also mean "clash" or "dissent." The Latin root, differre, combines dis, "away from," with ferre, "carry."

Definitions of differ
  1. verb
    be different
    “These two tests differ in only one respect”
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    Antonyms:
    be, equal
    be identical or equivalent to
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    depart, deviate, diverge, vary
    be at variance with; be out of line with
    vary
    be subject to change in accordance with a variable
    contrast, counterpoint
    show differences when compared; be different
    aberrate
    diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
    aberrate
    diverge from the expected
    co-vary
    vary in the same time period (of two random variables)
    drift
    vary or move from a fixed point or course
    belie, contradict, negate
    be in contradiction with
    counterbalance, oppose
    contrast with equal weight or force
    conflict
    be in conflict
    foil
    enhance by contrast
  2. verb
    be of different opinions
    “I beg to differ!”
    synonyms: disagree, dissent, take issue
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    Antonyms:
    agree, concord, concur, hold
    be in accord; be in agreement
    agree
    achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose
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    dissent
    withhold assent
    clash
    disagree violently
    contradict, contravene, negate
    deny the truth of
    deadlock
    fail or cause to fail to progress because of disagreement between opposing sides
    deny
    declare untrue; contradict
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