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differ

dif·fer

differ

 
pronunciation:
dI fr
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: differed, differing, differs
definition 1: to not be the same as; be unlike.
The two colors differ in that this one contains a little more white.How does her opinion differ from yours?The two girls are similar in some ways, but they differ in others.
synonyms:
contrast, vary
antonyms:
agree, coincide, conform
similar words:
depart, disagree, diverge
definition 2: to have an opinion that disagrees with another's.
You and I differ on this point.I'm afraid I differ with you on this matter.
synonyms:
conflict, disagree, diverge
antonyms:
agree
similar words:
clash, collide, depart, oppose, quarrel
definition 3: to express disagreement.
I'm sorry, but I have to differ with you on that.That is your opinion, but I beg to differ.
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The word differ contains the following part:
dif- Latin prefix that means not, apart, reverse, negate
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The prefix dif- is an assimilated form of the prefix dis-, used before roots beginning with "f", such as "fid" and "fer." See dis-.