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Defer vs. Differ

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  • Defer (verb)

    To delay or postpone; especially to postpone induction into military service.

  • Defer (verb)

    After winning the opening coin toss, to postpone until the start of the second half a team's choice of whether to kick off or receive (and to allow the opposing team to make this choice at the start of the first half).

  • Defer (verb)

    To delay, to wait.

  • Defer (verb)

    To submit to the opinion or desire of another in respect to their judgment or authority.

  • Defer (verb)

    To render, to offer.

  • Differ (verb)

    Not to have the same traits or characteristics.

  • Differ (verb)

    To have diverging opinions, disagree.

Wiktionary
  • Defer (verb)

    put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone

    "they deferred the decision until February"

  • Defer (verb)

    (of a judge) postpone (a sentence) so that the circumstances or conduct of the defendant can be further assessed

    "the judge deferred sentence until 5 April for background reports"

  • Defer (verb)

    postpone the conscription of (someone)

    "he was no longer deferred from the draft"

  • Defer (verb)

    submit to or acknowledge the merit of

    "he deferred to Tim's superior knowledge"

  • Differ (verb)

    be unlike or dissimilar

    "the second set of data differed from the first"

    "tastes differ, especially in cars"

  • Differ (verb)

    disagree

    "he differed from his contemporaries in ethical matters"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Defer

    To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.

  • Defer

    To render or offer.

  • Defer

    To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; - with to.

  • Defer (verb)

    To put off; to delay to act; to wait.

  • Defer (verb)

    To yield deference to the wishes of another; to submit to the opinion of another, or to authority; - with to.

  • Differ (verb)

    To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; - with from.

  • Differ (verb)

    To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; - often with from or with.

  • Differ (verb)

    To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend.

  • Differ

    To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance.

Webster Dictionary
  • Defer (verb)

    hold back to a later time;

    "let's postpone the exam"

  • Defer (verb)

    submit or yield to another's wish or opinion;

    "The government bowed to the military pressure"

  • Differ (verb)

    be different;

    "These two tests differ in only one respect"

  • Differ (verb)

    be of different opinions;

    "I beg to differ!"

    "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

Princeton's WordNet

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