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1 be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect" [ant: equal]
2 be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions" [syn: disagree, dissent, take issue] [ant: agree]

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From diferer (French: différer).


  1. Not to have the same traits, characteristics.

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