differentiate

differentiate(
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fuhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to distinguish)
a. diferenciar
The notes appear in boxes to differentiate them from the rest of the text.Las notas aparecen en cuadros para diferenciarlas del resto del texto.
b. distinguir
What differentiates your products from those of your competitors?¿Qué es lo que distingue tus productos de los de tus competidores?
2. (mathematics)
a. diferenciar
When you differentiate the average product function, you can use a quotient rule.Cuando diferencias la función del producto medio, puedes usar una regla de cociente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to distinguish)
a. distinguir
Can't you differentiate between a serious comment and a joke?¿Es que no sabes distinguir entre un comentario en serio y una broma?
4. (biology)
a. diferenciarse
The stem cells differentiate into the different types of blood cells.Las células troncales se diferencian para formar los distintos tipos de corpúsculos sanguíneos.
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differentiate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. diferenciar, distinguir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. diferenciar, distinguir
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differentiate [ˌdɪfəˈrenʃɪeɪt]
transitive verb
1 (gen) diferenciar; distinguir;from de
to differentiate A from B (tell the difference) distinguir A de B; (make the difference) diferenciar A de B
it is sometimes difficult to differentiate a cancer from a simple cyst
what differentiates a healthy from an unhealthy person? these are the things that differentiate the Macintosh from all other personal computers
2 (Mat) diferenciar
intransitive verb
1 (gen) distinguir;between entre
it's now much harder to differentiate between fakes and the real thing The need here is to differentiate between the healthy drive to fulfill one's potential and the unhealthy addiction to perfection
2 (Bio) diferenciarse
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