differentiate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃieɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃiˌeɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dif′ə renshē āt′)



Inflections of 'differentiate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
differentiates
v 3rd person singular
differentiating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
differentiated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
differentiated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dif•fer•en•ti•ate /ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃiˌeɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
  1. to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish:[+ object + from + object]The chrome trim and tinted glass differentiate the high-price model from the standard one.
  2. to see, understand, recognize, or perceive the difference in or between: [+ between]learned to differentiate between French and German wines.[+ object + from + object]learned to differentiate a French wine from a German wine.
dif•fer•en•ti•a•tion /ˌdɪfəˌrɛnʃiˈeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dif•fer•en•ti•ate  (dif′ə renshē āt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to form or mark differently from other such things;
    distinguish.
  2. to change;
    alter.
  3. to perceive the difference in or between.
  4. to make different by modification, as a biological species.
  5. Mathematicsto obtain the differential or the derivative of.

v.i. 
  1. to become unlike or dissimilar;
    change in character.
  2. to make a distinction.
  3. [Biol.](of cells or tissues) to change from relatively generalized to specialized kinds, during development.
  • Medieval Latin differentiātus distinguished (past participle of differentiāre), equivalent. to Latin different(ia) difference + -ātus -ate1
  • 1810–20
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged set off. See  distinguish. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged separate.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
differentiate /ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪˌeɪt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to serve to distinguish between
  2. when intr, often followed by between: to perceive, show, or make a difference (in or between); discriminate
  3. (intransitive) to become dissimilar or distinct
  4. to perform a differentiation on (a quantity, expression, etc)
  5. (intransitive) (of unspecialized cells, etc) to change during development to more specialized forms

ˌdifferˈentiˌator n
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