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differentiate (someone or something) from (someone or something)

1. To distinguish one person or thing from someone or something else. I have a very hard time differentiating the Westie from the Cairn Terrier—they just look the same to me.
2. To make multiple people or things noticeably different. We hung floral garlands to differentiate the wedding area from the reception area.
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differentiate between (someone or something)

1. To distinguish between multiple people or things. I have a very hard time differentiating between the Westie and the Cairn Terrier—they both look the same to me!
2. To make multiple people or things noticeably different. We hung floral garlands to differentiate between the wedding and reception areas.
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differentiate between (someone or something and someone or something else)

 
1. to recognize the difference between people or things in any combination. (Usually refers to two entities.) In your painting, I cannot differentiate between the costume of the figure in front and the flowers in the background. Can't you differentiate between Billy and his brother? I can't differentiate between a donkey and a burro.
2. to establish or create the difference between people or things. Why don't you paint in some highlights to differentiate between the figure in the foreground and the flowers in the background?
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differentiate (someone or something) from (someone or something else)

 
1. to recognize the difference between people and things; to tell the difference between people and things. How do you differentiate this one from that one? Can you differentiate Bill from Bob?
2. to make people and things different. I will differentiate this one from that one by painting this one red. The twins' mother used different-colored clothing to differentiate Bill from Bob.
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