differ

[ dif-er ]
/ ˈdɪf ər /

verb (used without object)

to be unlike, dissimilar, or distinct in nature or qualities (often followed by from): The two writers differ greatly in their perceptions of the world. Each writer's style differs from that of another.
to disagree in opinion, belief, etc.; be at variance; disagree (often followed by with or from): His business partner always differs with him.
Obsolete. to dispute; quarrel.

Origin of differ

1325–75; Middle English differren to distinguish < Middle French differer to put off, distinguish, Latin differre to bear apart, put off, delay (see defer1) be different, equivalent to dif- dif- + ferre to bear

Related forms

un·dif·fer·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for differing

differ

/ (ˈdɪfə) /

verb (intr)

(often foll by from) to be dissimilar in quality, nature, or degree (to); vary (from)
(often foll by from or with) to be at variance (with); disagree (with)
dialect to quarrel or dispute
agree to differ to end an argument amicably while maintaining differences of opinion

Word Origin for differ

C14: from Latin differre, literally: to bear off in different directions, hence scatter, put off, be different, from dis- apart + ferre to bear
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Idioms and Phrases with differing

differ


see beg to differ. Also see under difference; different.

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