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Definition 1: become distinct and acquire a different character - [verb of change]

(differentiate is a kind of ...) become dissimilar or less similar

"These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"

Definition 2: become different during development - [verb of change]

Samples where differentiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cells differentiate

(differentiate is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

Definition 3: evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment - [verb of change]

Synonyms for differentiate in the sense of this definition

(differentiate is a kind of ...) undergo development or evolution

"Modern man evolved a long time ago"

Definition 4: calculate a derivative; take the derivative - [verb of cognition]

(differentiate is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(differentiate belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 5: mark as different - [verb of cognition]

Samples where differentiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We distinguish several kinds of maple

Synonyms for differentiate in the sense of this definition

(differentiate is a kind of ...) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

"She identified the man on the `wanted' poster"

(... is a kind of differentiate ) be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

"The child knows right from wrong"

(... is a kind of differentiate ) treat differently on the basis of sex or race

(... is a kind of differentiate ) separate clearly, as if by boundaries

(... is a kind of differentiate ) regard as unconnected

"you must dissociate these two events!" "decouple our foreign policy from ideology"

(... is a kind of differentiate ) distinguish by contrasting qualities

(... is a kind of differentiate ) distinguish or separate

(... is a kind of differentiate ) be distinguished from others of a similar type by virtue of a notable characteristic

"it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"

(... is a kind of differentiate ) put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

"The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"

(... is a kind of differentiate ) make or mark or treat as individual

"The sounds were individualized by sharpness and tone"

(... is a kind of differentiate ) tell the sex (of young chickens)

(... is a kind of differentiate ) distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

(... is a kind of differentiate ) distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

(... is a kind of differentiate ) recognize or perceive the difference

(... is a kind of differentiate ) divide society into social classes or castes

"Income distribution often stratifies a society"

(differentiate implies ...) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

Definition 6: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense - [verb of cognition]

Samples where differentiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

Synonyms for differentiate in the sense of this definition

(differentiate is a kind of ...) describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

"You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist" "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

(... is a kind of differentiate ) be characteristic of

"What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

(differentiate has a similar meaning as ...) designate as if by a mark

"This sign marks the border"

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