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
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v be different

“These two tests differ in only one respect”
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
to 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

v be of different opinions

“I beg to differ!”
Synonyms:
disagree, dissent, take issue
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
deny
declare untrue; contradict

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