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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.
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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