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var·y

 (vâr′ē, văr′ē)
v. var·ied (-ēd), var·y·ing, var·ies (-ēz)
v.intr.
1. To undergo or show change: The temperature varied throughout the day.
2. To deviate from a standard or expectation: behavior that varies from the norm.
3. To have a range of different qualities or amounts: Shirt sizes vary from small to extra large.
v.tr.
1. To make or cause changes in; modify or alter: vary the speed of the drill.
2. To give variety to; make diverse: vary one's diet.

[Middle English varien, to undergo change, from Old French varier, from Latin variāre, from varius, various.]

var′y·ing·ly adv.

vary

(ˈvɛərɪ)
vb, varies, varying or varied
1. to undergo or cause to undergo change, alteration, or modification in appearance, character, form, attribute, etc
2. to be different or cause to be different; be subject to change
3. (tr) to give variety to
4. (foll by: from) to differ, as from a convention, standard, etc
5. (intr) to change in accordance with another variable: her mood varies with the weather; pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume.
6. (Music, other) (tr) music to modify (a theme) by the use of variation
[C14: from Latin variāre, from varius various]
ˈvarying adj
ˈvaryingly adv

var•y

(ˈvɛər i)

v. var•ied, var•y•ing. v.t.
1. to alter, as in form, appearance, character, or substance; to make different in some way: to vary the program each night.
2. to relieve from uniformity; diversify: to vary one's diet.
3. to alter (a melody or theme) by modification or embellishments.
v.i.
4. to show diversity; differ: Opinions vary.
5. to undergo change, as in appearance or form.
6. to change periodically or in succession: Demand varies with the season.
7. to diverge; deviate: to vary from the norm.
8. to be subject to change, as a mathematical function.
9. to exhibit biological variation.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin variāre, derivative of varius various]
var′i•er, n.
var′y•ing•ly, adv.

vary

- From Latin varius, "speckled, variegated; changeable."
See also related terms for variegated.

vary


Past participle: varied
Gerund: varying

Imperative
vary
vary
Present
I vary
you vary
he/she/it varies
we vary
you vary
they vary
Preterite
I varied
you varied
he/she/it varied
we varied
you varied
they varied
Present Continuous
I am varying
you are varying
he/she/it is varying
we are varying
you are varying
they are varying
Present Perfect
I have varied
you have varied
he/she/it has varied
we have varied
you have varied
they have varied
Past Continuous
I was varying
you were varying
he/she/it was varying
we were varying
you were varying
they were varying
Past Perfect
I had varied
you had varied
he/she/it had varied
we had varied
you had varied
they had varied
Future
I will vary
you will vary
he/she/it will vary
we will vary
you will vary
they will vary
Future Perfect
I will have varied
you will have varied
he/she/it will have varied
we will have varied
you will have varied
they will have varied
Future Continuous
I will be varying
you will be varying
he/she/it will be varying
we will be varying
you will be varying
they will be varying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been varying
you have been varying
he/she/it has been varying
we have been varying
you have been varying
they have been varying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been varying
you will have been varying
he/she/it will have been varying
we will have been varying
you will have been varying
they will have been varying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been varying
you had been varying
he/she/it had been varying
we had been varying
you had been varying
they had been varying
Conditional
I would vary
you would vary
he/she/it would vary
we would vary
you would vary
they would vary
Past Conditional
I would have varied
you would have varied
he/she/it would have varied
we would have varied
you would have varied
they would have varied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vary - 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"
alternate, jump - go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
crackle - to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"
modulate - vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
avianise, avianize - to modify microorganisms by repeated culture in the developing chick embryo
move - go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
widen, let out - make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
take in - make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
branch out, broaden, diversify - vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified"
diversify, radiate - spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified"
specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
honeycomb - make full of cavities, like a honeycomb
break - vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"
2.vary - be at variance withvary - be at variance with; be out of line with
aberrate - diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration; "The surfaces of the concave lens may be proportioned so as to aberrate exactly equal to the convex lens"
aberrate - diverge from the expected; "The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman"
belie, contradict, negate - be in contradiction with
differ - be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
3.vary - be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
co-vary - vary in the same time period (of two random variables)
drift - vary or move from a fixed point or course; "stock prices are drifting higher"
differ - be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
4.vary - make something more diverse and variedvary - make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
diversify - make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study"
checker, chequer - variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns

vary

verb
1. differ, be different, be dissimilar, disagree, diverge, be unlike As the rugs are all handmade, each one varies slightly.
2. change, shift, swing, transform, alter, fluctuate, oscillate, see-saw women whose moods vary according to their menstrual cycle
3. alternate, mix, diversify, reorder, intermix, bring variety to, permutate, variegate Try to vary your daily diet to include all the major food groups.
4. modify, change, alter, adjust The colour can be varied by adding filters.

vary

verb
1. To make or become different:
2. To change or fluctuate within limits:
3. To be unlike or dissimilar:
Idiom: be at variance.
4. To be of different opinion:
Idiom: join issue.
Translations
يَتَنَوَّع، يَخْتَلِفيُغَيِّرُ
lišit serůznitrůznit se
variere
vaihdella
razlikovati se
breyta; vera breytilegur
変わる
변경하다
įvairuskintamaikintamasis dydiskintamumassvyravimas
atšķirtiesbūt dažādiem
rôzniť sa
razlikovati sevariirati
variera
เปลี่ยนแปลง
çeşitlilik göstermekdeğiş mekfarklı olmak
thay đổi

vary

[ˈvɛərɪ]
A. VT
1. (= make variable) [+ routine, diet] → variar
2. (= change) [+ temperature, speed] → cambiar, modificar
B. VI
1. (= differ) [amounts, sizes, conditions] → variar
prices vary from area to arealos precios varían con la zona
to vary according to sthvariar según or dependiendo de algo
they vary enormously in qualityla calidad varía enormemente
they vary in pricelos hay de diversos precios
it variesdepende, según
2. (= be at odds) designs may vary from the illustration on the boxlos diseños pueden diferir de la ilustración del paquete
authors vary about the datelos autores discrepan con respecto a la fecha
opinions vary on this pointlas opiniones varían en este punto
3. (= change, fluctuate) [weight, temperature, number] → oscilar
my weight varies between 70 and 73 kilosmi peso oscila entre los 70 y los 73 kilos

vary

[ˈvɛəri]
vt [+ routine, diet] → varier
vi
(= differ) → varier
The software varies in price → Le prix du logiciel varie.
to vary slightly → varier légèrement
to vary from sth → se différencier de qch
The text varies from the earlier versions → Le texte se différencie des versions précédentes.
(= change) → varier
to vary from sth to sth → varier d'un qch à l'autre
to vary from person to person → varier d'une personne à l'autre
to vary from area to area → varier d'un endroit à l'autre
The situation varies from area to area → La situation varie d'une zone à l'autre.
The amount of sleep we need varies from person to person → La quantité de sommeil dont nous avons besoin varie d'une personne à l'autre.
to vary with sth → varier avec qch
The colour of the fruit varies with age → La couleur du fruit varie avec l'âge.
to vary according to → varier selon

vary

vi
(= diverge, differ)sich unterscheiden, abweichen (from von); they vary in price from the otherssie unterscheiden sich im Preis von den anderen; opinions vary on this pointin diesem Punkt gehen die Meinungen auseinander; opinions vary about the valueder Wert wird unterschiedlich eingeschätzt
(= be different)unterschiedlich sein; the price varies from shop to shopder Preis ist von Geschäft zu Geschäft verschieden; his work variesseine Arbeit ist sehr unterschiedlich; it varieses ist unterschiedlich, das ist verschieden
(= change, fluctuate)sich (ver)ändern; (pressure, prices)schwanken; prices that vary with the seasonsaisonbedingte Preise pl; to vary with the weathersich nach dem Wetter richten
vt (= alter)verändern, abwandeln; (= give variety)abwechslungsreich(er) gestalten, variieren; they never vary their dietsie essen sehr eintönig; try to vary your approach to the problemSie sollten das Problem mal von einer anderen Seite angehen

vary

[ˈvɛərɪ]
1. vtvariare
2. vi
a. (change) to vary (with or according to)variare (con or a seconda di)
b. (deviate) to vary (from)discostarsi (da)
the temperature/her mood varies → la temperatura/il suo umore è variabile
these items vary in price → questi articoli si differenziano per il prezzo

vary

(ˈveəri) verb
to make, be or become different. These apples vary in size from small to medium.
ˈvariable adjective
1. that may be varied. The machine works at a variable speed.
2. (of eg winds, weather etc) liable or likely to change. British weather is very variable.
noun
something that varies, eg in quantity, value, effect etc. Have you taken all the variables into account in your calculations?
ˈvariably adverb
ˌvariaˈbilityplural variaˈbilities noun
ˌvariˈation noun
1. the extent to which a thing changes. In the desert there are great variations in temperature.
2. one of a series of musical elaborations made on a basic theme or melody. Brahms' variations on Haydn's `St Anthony's Chorale'.
ˈvaried adjective
He has had a very varied career.

vary

يُغَيِّرُ lišit se variere variieren ποικίλλω variar vaihdella varier razlikovati se variare 変わる 변경하다 variëren variere zmienić variar менять(ся) variera เปลี่ยนแปลง çeşitlilik göstermek thay đổi 变化

vary

v. variar, cambiar; cambiarse; desviarse.

vary

vi (pret & pp -ried) variar, oscilar
References in classic literature ?
Our accounts vary," said Duncan, carelessly; "the highest, however, has not exceeded twenty thousand men.
It was of a pattern which does not vary, and so it is familiar to us all.
I believe she was happy in her way: this routine sufficed for her; and nothing annoyed her so much as the occurrence of any incident which forced her to vary its clockwork regularity.
My one object in following a new course is to enlarge the range of my studies in the art of writing fiction, and to vary the form in which I make my appeal to the reader, as attractively as I can.
Neither, were my notions of the theological positions to which my Catechism bound me, at all accurate; for, I have a lively remembrance that I supposed my declaration that I was to "walk in the same all the days of my life," laid me under an obligation always to go through the village from our house in one particular direction, and never to vary it by turning down by the wheelwright's or up by the mill.
And in consequence of this, the party on the high-screened seats in the kitchen was more numerous than usual; several personages, who would otherwise have been admitted into the parlour and enlarged the opportunity of hectoring and condescension for their betters, being content this evening to vary their enjoyment by taking their spirits-and-water where they could themselves hector and condescend in company that called for beer.
I find that my wife's views on the subject vary with the circumstances under which they are expressed.
He said, "that new systems of nature were but new fashions, which would vary in every age; and even those, who pretend to demonstrate them from mathematical principles, would flourish but a short period of time, and be out of vogue when that was determined.
Suppose, by some forced constructions of its authority (which, indeed, cannot easily be imagined), the Federal legislature should attempt to vary the law of descent in any State, would it not be evident that, in making such an attempt, it had exceeded its jurisdiction, and infringed upon that of the State?
But we may form very mistaken ideas on this subject, if we do not call to mind in our calculations, that the extent of revenue drawn from foreign commerce must vary with the variations, both in the extent and the kind of imports; and that these variations do not correspond with the progress of population, which must be the general measure of the public wants.
In such a crowd you could see on all sides of you nothing but a Line, apparently straight, but of which the parts would vary irregularly and perpetually in brightness or dimness.
A woman who was hatched from an egg, and whose span of life might cover a thousand years; whose people had strange customs and ideas; a woman whose hopes, whose pleasures, whose standards of virtue and of right and wrong might vary as greatly from mine as did those of the green Martians.