verb (used without object)
- difference threshold,
- different as night and day,
- different strokes for different folks
Origin of differ
Examples from the Web for differ
Unlike Maryland, national costs for institutionalization as opposed to HCBS do not differ by an order of magnitude.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike Axler, Pacino says he has yet to lose his, though many critics would beg to differ.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake|Alex Suskind|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The soil variations are acute enough that they can differ radically from one side of a road to another.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My Netflix account and, more importantly, my wallet would beg to differ.
But a world of people who care so very passionately about figure skating for exactly 10 days every four years beg to differ.Sotnikova Beat Kim Yu-Na? Figure Skating Is Probably Corrupt (But We Knew That)|Kevin Fallon|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When my Uncle Toby took the fly and let him out, he did as men should to others who differ in opinion.
When they examine the real principles of both parties, I think they will find little to differ about.
They differ in many minor details from that given by Scott in 1824.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
They do, in truth, differ widely from the works which they succeeded, but the difference is not temperamental.French Art|W. C. Brownell
Practically there is a divergence when their clothing begins to differ, but this is merely artificial.Household Organization|Florence Caddy
Word Origin for differ
Two senses that were present in Latin have gone separate ways in English since c.1500 with defer (transitive) and differ (intransitive). Related: Differed; differing.
see beg to differ. Also see under difference; different.