differ from (someone or something)(redirected from differ from it)
differ from (someone or something)
To be unlike someone or something. Can you explain how this car differs from that one? This proposal barely differs from the original one at all!
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differ from something
[for something] to be different from something else. No, this one differs from the one you saw because it has a bigger handle. How does this one differ from that one?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To have qualities that are not the same as those of something else: My results differed from the results of everyone else who conducted the experiment. Sopranos differ from altos in having higher voices.
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