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 for differ
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Differ \Dif"fer\, v. t.
     To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance. [R.]
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           But something 'ts that differs thee and me. --Cowley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Differ \Dif"fer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Differed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Differing.] [L. differre; dif- = dis- + ferre to bear,
     carry: cf. F. diff['e]rer. See 1st Bear, and cf. Defer,
     1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be
        distinguished; -- with from.
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              One star differeth from another star in glory. --1
                                                    Cor. xv. 41.
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              Minds differ, as rivers differ.       --Macaulay.
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     2. To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in
        sentiment; -- often with from or with.
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     3. To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to
        dispute; to contend.
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              We 'll never differ with a crowded pit. --Rowe.
     Syn: To vary; disagree; dissent; dispute; contend; oppose;
     Usage: -- To Differ with, Differ from. Both differ from
            and differ with are used in reference to opinions; as,
            "I differ from you or with you in that opinion." In
            all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ
            from is used; as, these two persons or things differ
            entirely from each other.
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                  Severely punished, not for differing from us in
                  opinion, but for committing a nuisance.
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                  Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted,
                  to differ from him.               --M. Arnold.
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                  Much as I differ from him concerning an
                  essential part of the historic basis of
                  religion.                         --Gladstone.
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                  I differ with the honorable gentleman on that
                  point.                            --Brougham.
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                  If the honorable gentleman differs with me on
                  that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and
                  shall always rejoice to differ.   --Canning.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
           [ant: be, equal]
      2: be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees
         with her husband on many questions" [syn: disagree,
         differ, dissent, take issue] [ant: agree, concord,
         concur, hold]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "differ":
     agree to differ, agree to disagree, altercate, argue,
     be at cross-purposes, be at variance, be distinct,
     be distinguished, be in dissent, bear no resemblance,
     beg to differ, bicker, brawl, break, break off, break up, broil,
     clash, clash with, collide, conflict, conflict with, contradict,
     contrast, contrast with, counter, debate, depart, depart from,
     deviate, deviate from, differ in opinion, differentiate, disaccord,
     disaccord with, disagree, disagree with, discord, discord with,
     dispute, dissent, dissent from, disunify, divaricate,
     divaricate from, diverge, diverge from, diversify, divide,
     divide on, drop out, fall out, feud, fight, flite, have words,
     hold opposite views, jangle, jar, jar with, join issue, jostle,
     mismatch, mismate, misunderstand one another, negate,
     not accord with, not agree, not compare with, not get along,
     not look like, not square with, object, oppose, part company,
     protest against, pull different ways, quarrel, relieve, secede,
     set to, spar, spat, squabble, stand apart, stand over against,
     take exception, take issue, tiff, variate, variegate, vary,
     withdraw, withhold assent, wrangle

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