beg to differ

Definition of beg to differ

  1. :  to politely disagree with someone You say that the candidates are essentially the same, but I beg to differ.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to ask for as a charity (see charity 2a)

    :  to ask earnestly for :  entreat

    :  to require as necessary or appropriate

  1. : begin; beginning

  1. :  to be unlike or distinct in nature, form, or characteristics

    :  to change from time to time or from one instance to another :  vary

    :  to be of unlike or opposite opinion :  disagree

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a brief usually trivial fact

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