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Definition of Differentiate


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation.
  4. To acquire a distinct and separate character.

Differentiate Quotations

Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less important. Without it we are lost in a world where all ideas, news, and information look the same. We cannot differentiate, we cannot prioritize, and we cannot make good choices.
John Sununu

We must differentiate between guilt and duty. The soldier on the front, like the common man, who does his duty everywhere, should not be held responsible for the actions of a few who also called themselves Germans.
Oskar Schindler

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
Rebecca West

My father was a guy who, because of the businesses he was in - the hotel business, the hospitality business - he didn't differentiate between the waiter serving you dinner, from the maitre d from the guy who owns a restaurant. Everybody was the same to him. He didn't look at who you were. He didn't look at your wallet.
Steve Tisch

Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Differentiate Translations

differentiate in Danish is skelne
differentiate in Dutch is uit elkaar houden, onderscheid maken
differentiate in German is differenzieren
differentiate in Portuguese is diferencie
differentiate in Spanish is diferenciar
differentiate in Swedish is skilja sig
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