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differ verb

1 be different

ADV. considerably, enormously, fundamentally, greatly, markedly, radically, sharply, significantly, substantially, widely The two approaches differ markedly Opinions differ widely on this issue. | little | slightly, somewhat | clearly

PREP. according to Conditions of employment differ according to the type of company you are working for. | between Social organization differs significantly between the different groups. | from His ideas differ little from those of his father. | in The models differ in size and shape.

2 have a different opinion

VERB + DIFFER agree to In the end we agreed to differ. | beg to I beg to differ (= I disagree with you).

PREP. about/over The two sides still differ over details of the plan. | on The two parties differ on all the major issues. | with It didn't seem right that I should differ with him.