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Synonyms of 'differ'

(verb) 
His story differed from his mother's in several respects.
Synonyms
be dissimilar
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contradict
We knew she was wrong, but nobody liked to contradict her.
His comments contradict remarks he made earlier that day.
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contrast with
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belie
The facts of the situation belie his testimony.
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depart from
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fly in the face of
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run counter to
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be distinct
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stand apart
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make a nonsense of
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be at variance with
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to be dissimilar in quality, nature, or degree
We differ in both approach and views.
Synonyms
be different
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vary
As the rugs are all handmade, each one varies slightly.
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diverge
Theory and practice sometimes diverged.
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be distinguishable
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be dissimilar
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not be alike
(verb) 
Definition
to disagree
The two leaders have differed on the issue of sanctions.
Synonyms
disagree
The two men disagreed about what to do next.
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argue
They were still arguing. I could hear them down the road.
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clash
Don't make policy decisions which clash with company thinking.
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dispute
Whole towns disputed with neighboring villages over boundaries.
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dissent
Just one of the 10 members dissented.
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quarrel
My brother quarrelled with my father.
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squabble
The siblings squabble like they did when they were children.
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fail to agree
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take issue
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demur
At first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
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take exception
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of argue
Definition
to quarrel
They were still arguing. I could hear them down the road.
Synonyms
row,
have an argument,
be at sixes and sevens,
fight like cat and dog,
go at it hammer and tongs,
bandy words,
altercate,
fall out (informal)
in the sense of belie
Definition
to show to be untrue
The facts of the situation belie his testimony.
Synonyms
give the lie to,
make a nonsense of,
gainsay (archaic, literary),
prove false,
blow out of the water (slang),
in the sense of clash
Definition
to be incompatible
Don't make policy decisions which clash with company thinking.
Synonyms
run counter to,
be dissimilar,
be discordant

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