differ

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From Middle English differen, from Old French differer, from Latin differō (carry apart, put off, defer; differ), from dis- (apart) + ferō (carry, bear). Compare Ancient Greek διαφέρω (diaphérō).

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differ (third-person singular simple present differs, present participle differing, simple past and past participle differed)

  1. Not to have the same traits, characteristics.
  2. (people, groups, etc.) To have diverging opinions, disagree.
    • Canning
      If the honourable gentleman differs with me on that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ.

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differ

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of differō