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Definitions for variegate
ˈvɛər i ɪˌgeɪt, ˈvɛər ɪˌgeɪtvar·ie·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. variegateverb

    change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors

  2. vary, variegate, motleyverb

    make something more diverse and varied

    "Vary the menu"


  1. variegateverb

    to add variety to something; to diversify

  2. variegateverb

    to change the appearance of something, especially by covering with patches or streaks of different colour

  3. variegateverb

    to dabble

  4. variegateadjective



  1. variegate

    Variegate generally means to diversify, alter, or change something in appearance, usually by adding different colors, patterns, or features. It is often used in the context of plants or designs that exhibit different colors or shades.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Variegateverb

    to diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors

  2. Etymology: [L. variegatus, p. p. of variegare to variegate; varius various + agere to move, make. See Various, and Agent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Variegate

    vā′ri-e-gāt, v.t. to mark with different colours.—ns. Variegā′tion, in plants, a condition in which other colours are exhibited in parts where green is the normal colour; Vā′riegātor. [L. variegatusvarius, various, agĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of variegate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of variegate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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