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differentiate

verb uk   /ˌdɪf.əˈren.ʃi.eɪt/ us  

differentiate verb (FIND DIFFERENCE)

C1 [I or T] to show or find the difference between things that are compared: We do not differentiate between our workers on the basis of their background or ethnic origin.

differentiate verb (MAKE DIFFERENT)

C2 [T] to make someone or something different: The slate roof differentiates this house from others in the area.
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