Meaning of “differentiate” - Learner’s Dictionary

differentiate

verb uk us /ˌdɪfəˈrenʃieɪt/
SEE DIFFERENCE [ I, T ]

to understand or notice how two things or people are different from each other:

He can't differentiate between blue and green.
MAKE DIFFERENT [ T ]

to make someone or something different:

We need to differentiate ourselves from the competition.
differentiation uk us /ˌdɪfərenʃiˈeɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “differentiate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)