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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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Differentiating instruction in response to student readiness, interest, and learning profile in academically diverse classrooms: A review of the literature.
At this point, the reader may be wondering when differentiation will be discussed in more detail, as Chapter 3 does not give specific details on differentiating the anchoring activities.
Unlike Differentiating Instruction: A Practical Guide to Tiered Lessons in the Elementary School (Adams & Pierce, 2006), Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom (Roberts & Inman, 2007) is not focused on one strategy or model or even on one grade band.
The chapter presents an overview of differentiating content, process, and product by providing more choices for students, designing a wider variety of learning activities, varying degrees of complexity in assignments, and encouraging students to create products that match their learning strengths.
Spheres are made up primarily of pluripotential progenitor cells that are capable of differentiating into cell types from the three germ layers.
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Using the library, system engineers can rapidly create an accurate model of the system, incorporate their differentiating components, and then simulate the system under different scenarios to optimize the system performance.
We work hard to ensure that our differentiating capability is ready as opportunities mature," said Raymond.
Moreover, the telomerase-immortalized HEF1 cells still responded to osteogenic inductive factors and were capable of differentiating into fully mature osteoblasts (bone-producing cells).
NEW YORK -- New technologies for analyzing and offering information, solutions and services will be key differentiating factors for financial institutions serving the investment needs of wealthy investors, according to Merrill Lynch and Capgemini, joint authors of the 2004 World Wealth Report.
Concurrently, PPCA has launched its new performance attribution system, StokTrib Version 4 , a holdings-based style analysis and performance attribution system distinguished by its ability to differentiate style from skill, a critical component of differentiating luck from skill.
Most importantly, the hESCs remained pluripotent -- capable of differentiating into cells of all major lineages of the body -- even after nearly one and one half years in continuous culture.
We are confident that our association with Sirius will contribute to our profitability in 2003 and enhance our position as a provider of high-quality products with differentiating advantages for the treatment of acne and rosacea.
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