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differverb [I]

uk   /ˈdɪf.ər/  us   //
B2 to be not like something or someone ​else, either ​physically or in another way: The ​twinslookalike, but they differ intemperament. His ​views differ ​considerably from those of his ​parents. The ​findings of the ​variousstudies differ significantly/​markedly/​radically. The ​incidence of the ​illness differs ​greatly between men and women. formal to ​disagree: Economists differ on the ​cause of ​inflation. I beg to differ with you on that ​point.

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(Definition of differ from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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differverb [I]

 us   /ˈdɪf·ər/
to be not like something ​else; to be different: American ​English and British ​Englishobviously differ in ​pronunciation. To differ is also to ​disagree: We may differ on what the ​numbers are, but there is ​generalagreement that we have to do something to ​cutcosts.
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