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English verb: differentiate

1. differentiate (cognition) mark as different


SamplesWe distinguish several kinds of maple.


Synonymsdistinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)identify, place


Narrower (hyponym)contradistinguish, contrast, decouple, demarcate, discriminate, discriminate, dissociate, individualise, individualize, know, know apart, label, label, separate, severalise, severalize, sex, single out, stratify


Entailcompare

2. differentiate (cognition) be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense


SamplesHis modesty distinguishes him from his peers.


Synonymsdistinguish, mark


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)characterise, characterize, qualify


Narrower (hyponym)characterise, characterize


Verb groupmark

3. differentiate (cognition) calculate a derivative; take the derivative


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


Antonymsintegrate

4. differentiate (change) become different during development


SamplesCells differentiate.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Antonymsdedifferentiate

5. differentiate (change) evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment


Synonymsspecialise, specialize, speciate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)evolve

6. differentiate (change) become distinct and acquire a different character


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)dissimilate









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