change, alter, vary(verb)
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
"her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
deviate, vary, diverge, depart(verb)
be at variance with; be out of line with
be subject to change in accordance with a variable
"Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
vary, variegate, motley(verb)
make something more diverse and varied
"Vary the menu"
To change with time or a similar parameter.
He varies his magic tricks so as to minimize the possibility that any given audience member will see the same trick twice.
To institute a change in, from a current state; to modify.
You should vary your diet. Eating just bread will do you harm in the end.
Not to remain constant: to change with time or a similar parameter.
To display differences.
The sprouting tendency of potatoes varies between cultivars, years and places of growing.
To be or act different from the usual.
I'm not comfortable with in the Caro-Kann, so I decided to vary and play .
Origin: From varien, from varier, from vario, from ; see various
to change the aspect of; to alter in form, appearance, substance, position, or the like; to make different by a partial change; to modify; as, to vary the properties, proportions, or nature of a thing; to vary a posture or an attitude; to vary one's dress or opinions
to change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate
to make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate
to embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4
to alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights
to differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England
to alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another
to deviate; to depart; to swerve; -- followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason
to disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion
Origin: [OE. varien, F. varier, L. variare, fr. varius various. See Various, and cf. Variate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vā′ri, v.t. to make different: to diversify, modify: (mus.) to alter or embellish a melody, preserving its identity: (Shak.) to express variously: to change to something else: to make of different kinds.—v.i. to alter or be altered: to be or become different: to change in succession: to deviate (with from): to disagree: (math.) to be subject to continual increase or decrease:—pa.t. and pa.p. vā′ried.—n. (Shak.) change.—adj. Vā′ried.—adv. Vā′riedly.—n. Vā′rier, one who varies. [Fr. varier—L. variāre—varius.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'vary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3246
Rank popularity for the word 'vary' in Verbs Frequency: #328
The numerical value of vary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I will not vary bail. I will leave it as it is.
Customer needs may vary, but their bias for quality never does.
While laws vary substantially from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
The transits are not regularly spaced in time and they can vary in duration and even depth.
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
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