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Definitions and Synonyms of vary | Another word for vary | What is vary?

Definition 1: become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence - [verb of change]

Samples where vary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
  • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

Synonyms for vary in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of vary ) go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

(... is a kind of vary ) make full of cavities, like a honeycomb

(... is a kind of vary ) become more focused on an area of activity or field of study

"She specializes in Near Eastern history"

(... is a kind of vary ) spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

"The plants on this island diversified"

(... is a kind of vary ) vary in order to spread risk or to expand

"The company diversified"

(... is a kind of vary ) make (clothes) smaller

"Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

(... is a kind of vary ) make (clothes) larger

"Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"

(... is a kind of vary ) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

(... is a kind of vary ) go or proceed from one point to another

"the debate moved from family values to the economy"

(... is a kind of vary ) to modify microorganisms by repeated culture in the developing chick embryo

(... is a kind of vary ) vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)

(... is a kind of vary ) to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks

"The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"

(... is a kind of vary ) vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

"The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"

Definition 2: make something more diverse and varied - [verb of change]

Samples where vary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Vary the menu

Synonyms for vary in the sense of this definition

(vary is a kind of ...) make (more) diverse

"diversify a course of study"

(... is a kind of vary ) variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns

Definition 3: be at variance with; be out of line with - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for vary in the sense of this definition

(vary is a kind of ...) be different

"These two tests differ in only one respect"

(... is a kind of vary ) 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"

(... is a kind of vary ) diverge from the expected

"The President aberrated from being a perfect gentleman"

(... is a kind of vary ) be in contradiction with

Definition 4: be subject to change in accordance with a variable - [verb of stative]

Samples where vary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Prices vary
  • His moods vary depending on the weather

(vary is a kind of ...) be different

"These two tests differ in only one respect"

(... is a kind of vary ) vary in the same time period (of two random variables)

(... is a kind of vary ) vary or move from a fixed point or course

"stock prices are drifting higher"

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