v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Varied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Varying.]
1.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.
2.To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate.
3.To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversify; to variegate.
God hath varied their inclinations.
- Sir T. Browne.
4.(Mus.) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.
v. i.1.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.
2.To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England.
3.To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another.
4.To deviate; to depart; to swerve; - followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason.
5.To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion.
The rich jewel which we vary for.
- Webster (1623).
n.1.Alteration; change.
Verb1.vary - make or 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"
Synonyms: alter, change
2.vary - be at variance with; be out of line with
Synonyms: deviate, depart, diverge
3.vary - be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
4.vary - make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
Synonyms: motley, variegate
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