DIFFER, v.i. L., to bear or move apart. See Bear.
1. Literally, to be separate. Hence, to be unlike, dissimilar, distinct or various, in nature, condition, form or qualities; followed by from. Men differ from brutes; a statue differs from a picture; wisdom differs from folly.
One star differeth from another star in glory. 1 Corinthians 15.
2. To disagree; not to accord; to be of a contrary opinion. We are all free to differ in opinion, and sometimes our sentiments differ less than we at first suppose.
3. To contend; to be at variance; to strive or debate in words; to dispute; to quarrel.
Well never differ with a crowded pit.
DIFFER, v.t. To cause to be different or various. A different dialect and pronunciation differs persons of divers countries. This transitive use of the verb is not common, nor to be commended.