|Origin:||différer 'to delay, be different', from Latin differre, from ferre 'to carry'|
dif‧fer W3 [intransitive]
to be different from something in some way:
The two systems differ in many respects.
People differ from one another in their ability to handle stress.
The symptoms did not differ between the two groups.
differ widely/greatly/significantly etc
We soon found that prices differed enormously.
Experts have differing views on the subject.
if two people or groups differ about something, they have opposite opinions [= disagree]
The two lawyers differed about how to present the case.
to stop arguing with someone and accept that you will never agree
4 spoken formal
used to say that you disagree with someone