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The synonyms of “Differ” are: disagree, dissent, take issue, vary, be different, be unlike, be dissimilar, be distinguishable, diverge, deviate from, depart from, run counter to, contradict, contrast with, conflict with, be incompatible with, be at odds with, be in opposition to, go against, fail to agree, be at variance, be in dispute, be in opposition, conflict, clash, cross swords, lock horns, be at each other's throats
Differ as a Verb
Definitions of "Differ" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “differ” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Be different.
- Be unlike or dissimilar.
- Be of different opinions.
Synonyms of "Differ" as a verb (28 Words)
|be at each other's throats||Have an existence, be extant.|
|be at odds with||Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun.|
|be at variance||Be identical to; be someone or something.|
|be different||Be identical to; be someone or something.|
|be dissimilar||Be priced at.|
|be distinguishable||Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.|
|be in dispute||Be identical or equivalent to.|
|be in opposition||Form or compose.|
|be in opposition to||To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted — used only in infinitive form.|
|be incompatible with||Be identical or equivalent to.|
|be unlike||To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted — used only in infinitive form.|
|clash||Be incompatible; be or come into conflict.|
His thriftiness clashed with Ross s largesse.
|conflict||Be in conflict.|
The two proposals conflict.
|conflict with||Go against, as of rules and laws.|
|contradict||Be in contradiction with.|
Within five minutes he had contradicted himself twice.
|contrast with||Put in opposition to show or emphasize differences.|
|cross swords||To cover or extend over an area or time period.|
|depart from||Move away from a place into another direction.|
|deviate from||Be at variance with; be out of line with.|
|disagree||(of statements or accounts) be inconsistent or fail to correspond.|
The results disagree with the findings reported so far.
|dissent||Disagree with the doctrine of an established or orthodox Church.|
Several Republicans dissented.
|diverge||Develop in a different direction.|
Their ways had diverged at university.
|fail to agree||Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake.|
|go against||Be abolished or discarded.|
|lock horns||Keep engaged.|
|run counter to||Sail before the wind.|
|take issue||Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere.|
|vary||Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one’s or its former characteristics or essence.|
He tried to vary his diet.
Usage Examples of "Differ" as a verb
- I beg to differ!
- The second set of data differed from the first.
- Tastes differ, especially in cars.
- He differed from his contemporaries in ethical matters.
- These two tests differ in only one respect.
Associations of "Differ" (30 Words)
|conflicting||Incompatible or at variance; contradictory.|
|contradiction||Opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas.|
He spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction.
|contradictory||A contradictory proposition.|
The two studies came to contradictory conclusions.
|contrast||The act of distinguishing by comparing differences.|
Match the trimming with one of the stronger colours in the pattern to provide contrast.
|contrastingly||In a contrasting manner.|
|convert||A person who has been converted to another religious or political belief.|
Smith converted and his team won.
|diametrical||Of or along a diameter.|
Diametrical or opposite points of view.
|difference||A disagreement, quarrel, or dispute.|
There are many differences between jazz and rock.
|different||Unlike in nature or quality or form or degree.|
This new music is certainly different but I don t really like it.
|differential||Relating to a difference in a physical quantity.|
The differential features between benign and malignant tumours.
|differentiation||A discrimination between things as different and distinct.|
Packaging can be a source of product differentiation.
The two approaches disagree about how to explain the decentralization in the 1960s and early 70s.
|disagreement||Lack of consensus or approval.|
There was some disagreement about the details.
|discord||Be different from one another.|
The discord between indigenous and Western cultures.
|discordant||Not in agreement or harmony.|
A study of children in discordant homes.
|discrepant||Not compatible with other facts.|
The reasons for these discrepant results are unclear.
|dissonant||Not in accord.|
Irregular dissonant chords.
|distinction||An honor awarded to someone in recognition of achievement or superiority.|
High interest rates strike down without distinction small businesses and the unemployed.
|erratic||Likely to perform unpredictably- Osbert Lancaster.|
The source of stone for the whetstones may have been glacial erratics.
|factious||Relating or inclined to dissension.|
A factious country.
|gap||Make an opening or gap in.|
The explosion made a gap in the wall.
|incompatible||Used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other’s effect.|
She declined the offer because it was incompatible with her values.
|incongruous||Lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness.|
The duffel coat looked incongruous with the black dress she wore underneath.
|inconsistent||Not staying the same throughout.|
|inharmonious||Not in harmony.|
An inharmonious negative state of mind.
|inhospitable||(of an environment) harsh and difficult to live in.|
They are extremely inhospitable these days.
|irony||A trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs.|
Irony is wasted on the stupid.
|opposition||A body of people united in opposing something.|
The opposition between practical and poetic language.
|unlike||Not like; different from.|
He was very unlike to any other man.
|variance||An event that departs from expectations.|
A zoning variance.