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Definition of Vary


  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 diversity; to variegate.
  4. To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.
  5. 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.
  6. To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England.
  7. To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another.
  8. To deviate; to depart; to swerve; -- followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason.
  9. To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion.
  10. Alteration; change.

Vary Quotations

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
Baltasar Gracian

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
Agatha Christie

If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common.
Maynard James Keenan

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
Henri Frederic Amiel
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Vary Translations

vary in Finnish is vaihdella
vary in French is variez, varient, varier, varions
vary in German is abwandeln, variieren, variieren
vary in Italian is variare
vary in Latin is discrepo
vary in Portuguese is varie
vary in Spanish is modificar
vary in Swedish is variera

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