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    #1

    differ vs differentiate

    Are those verb have to same meaning? When should I use which?

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    Re: differ vs differentiate

    Have you checked your dictionary?

    Differentiate means: to recognize or ascertain what makes someone or something different. Example: Children can differentiate the past from the present.

    Differ means: to be unlike or dissimilar. Example: The second set of data differed from the first set.

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    Re: differ vs differentiate

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Have you checked your dictionary?

    Differentiate means: to recognize or ascertain what makes someone or something different. Example: Children can differentiate the past from the present.

    Differ means: to be unlike or dissimilar. Example: The second set of data differed from the first set.
    I'm on vacation and do not have any dictionary with me. But thanks for the help buddy :D.

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    Re: differ vs differentiate

    My pleasure, and enjoy your vacation.
    When you are away from your dictionary, you can always go online (as you obviously are at the moment) and check one of the excellent dictionaries there.
    Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com is a good one, as is www.oxforddictionaries.com

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