distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)
mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
distinguish, mark, differentiate(verb)
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
calculate a derivative; take the derivative
become different during development
speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialise(verb)
evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
become distinct and acquire a different character
To show, or be the distinction between two things.
To perceive the difference between things; to discriminate.
To modify, or be modified.
To calculate the derivative of a function.
To calculate the differential of a function of multiple variables.
To produce distinct organs or to achieve specific functions by a process of development called differentiation.
Origin: From *, past participle of *, from differentia; see difference.
to distinguish or mark by a specific difference; to effect a difference in, as regards classification; to develop differential characteristics in; to specialize; to desynonymize
to express the specific difference of; to describe the properties of (a thing) whereby it is differenced from another of the same class; to discriminate
to obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation
to acquire a distinct and separate character
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'differentiate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3600
Rank popularity for the word 'differentiate' in Verbs Frequency: #1018
The numerical value of differentiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of differentiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
At the end of the day we were like how do we differentiate someone that spends $300,000, what could they possibly want they couldn’t just buy themselves?
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
To get a hold of the BlackBerry network and all its secure features, that would be a real coup for South Korea Samsung, looking to differentiate themselves from Apple Inc and from others.
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Translations for differentiate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- видоизменям, разграничавам се, диференцирам, отличавам се, различавам сеBulgarian
- derivovat, rozlišovatCzech
- diskriminieren, unterscheiden, differenzierenGerman
- muuttua, erilaistua, erota, erottua, differentioida, derivoida, muuttaa, erilaistaa, erottaaFinnish
- discrimineren, differentiëren, onderscheiden, afleidenDutch
- różniczkować, różnicować, odróżniać, różnić sięPolish
- дифференци́ровать, дифференцироватьRussian
- skiljs åt, särskilja, differentiera, partialderivera, deriveraSwedish
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