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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dif·fer /ˈdɪfɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dif·fer v. i. [imp. & p. p. Differed p. pr. & vb. n. Differing.]
 1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from.
    One star differeth from another star in glory.   --1 Cor. xv. 41.
    Minds differ, as rivers differ.   --Macaulay.
 2. To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; -- often with from or with.
 3. To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend.
    We 'll never differ with a crowded pit.   --Rowe.
 Syn: -- To vary; disagree; dissent; dispute; contend; oppose; wrangle.
 Usage: -- To Differ with, Differ from. Both differ from and aiffer with are used in reference to opinions; as, “I differ from you or with you in that opinion.”In all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ from is used; as, these two persons or things differ entirely from each other.
    Severely punished, not for differing from us in opinion, but for committing a nuisance.   --Macaulay.
    Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted, to differ from him.   --M. Arnold.
    Much as I differ from him concerning an essential part of the historic basis of religion.   --Gladstone.
    I differ with the honorable gentleman on that point.   --Brougham.
    If the honorable gentleman differs with me on that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ.   --Canning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dif·fer, v. t. To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance. [R.]
    But something 'ts that differs thee and me.   --Cowley.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 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]