- 1[intransitive, transitive] to recognize or show that two things are not the same synonym distinguish differentiate (between) A and B It's difficult to differentiate between the two varieties. differentiate A (from B) I can't differentiate one variety from another.
- 2[transitive] differentiate something (from something) to be the particular thing that shows that things or people are not the same synonym distinguish The male's yellow beak differentiates it from the female.
- 3[intransitive] differentiate between A and B to treat people or things in a different way, especially in an unfair way synonym discriminate
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NAmE//ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃiˌeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they differentiate
he / she / it differentiates
past simple differentiated
-ing form differentiating
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