Definitions for variegateˈvɛər i ɪˌgeɪt, ˈvɛər ɪˌgeɪt
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var•i•e•gateˈvɛər i ɪˌgeɪt, ˈvɛər ɪˌgeɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to make varied in appearance, as by adding different colors.
Origin of variegate:
1645–55; < LL variegātus, ptp. of variegāre to make (something) look varied
change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors
vary, variegate, motley(verb)
make something more diverse and varied
"Vary the menu"
to add variety to something; to diversify
to change the appearance of something, especially by covering with patches or streaks of different colour
to diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors