Definition of differentiate :
1. To acquire a distinct and separate character.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation.
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contrast (part of speech: verb)
distinguish (part of speech: verb)
specialize (part of speech: verb)
discriminate (part of speech: verb)
- " Better ability to differentiate colors, probably," the girl answered. - "The Next Time We Die", Robert Moore Williams.
- While I can gather the idea that the hand wasn'tinured to hard labor, and that it was a rather long and slender one, it closed so powerfully upon the drippings that the pattern of little lines- the vermiculations which differentiate one man's hand from everybody else's- is merely a blur. - "The Paternoster Ruby", Charles Edmonds Walk.
- The great mass of tragedies, however, differentiate themselves only feebly or slightly from the type. - "Tragedy", Ashley H. Thorndike.