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var·i·e·gate(vâr′ē-ĭ-gāt′, vâr′ĭ-gāt′, văr′-)
tr.v. var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing, var·i·e·gates
1. To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors.
2. To give variety to; make varied.
[From Late Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāre : Latin varius, various + Latin agere, to do, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]
var′i·e·ga′tion (-gā′shən) n.
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1. to alter the appearance of, esp by adding different colours
2. to impart variety to
[C17: from Late Latin variegāre, from Latin varius diverse, various + agere to make]
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var•i•e•gate(ˈvɛər i ɪˌgeɪt, ˈvɛər ɪˌgeɪt)
v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to make varied in appearance, as by adding different colors.
2. to diversify.
[1645–55; < Late Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāre to make (something) look varied]
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Past participle: variegated
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|Verb||1.||variegate - change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors|
|2.||variegate - make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"|
diversify - make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study"
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