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1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; with from. One star differeth from another star in glory. (1 cor. Xv. 41) Minds differ, as rivers differ. (Macaulay)

2. To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; often with from or with.

3. To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend. We 'll never differ with a crowded pit. (Rowe)

Synonym: to vary, disagree, dissent, dispute, contend, oppose, wrangle.

to differ with, differ from. Both differ from and aiffer with are used in reference to opinions; as, I differ from you or with you in that opinion.'' in all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ from is used; as, these two persons or things differ entirely from each other. Severely punished, not for differing from us in opinion, but for committing a nuisance. (Macaulay) Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted, to differ from him. (M. Arnold) Much as i differ from him concerning an essential part of the historic basis of religion. (Gladstone) I differ with the honorable gentleman on that point. (Brougham) If the honorable gentleman differs with me on that subject, i differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ. (Canning)

Origin: L. Differre; dif- = dis- _ ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. Differer. See 1st bear, and cf. Defer, Delay.

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