differentiate - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participledifferentiating
past tensedifferentiated
past participledifferentiated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to see or show a difference between things
    differentiate between:

    Neil is colour-blind and cannot differentiate between red and green.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to be the quality or fact that makes one thing different from another
    differentiate something from something:

    The ability to speak differentiates humans from other animals.

derived word



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noun [uncountable]