Definition of vary
- the sky was constantly varying
- y varies inversely with x
The terrain varies as you climb higher.
The cost of a room at the hotel varies with the season.
Their services vary depending on the customer.
They've tried to improve their procedures, with varying degrees of success.
The diamonds vary in size.
Colors vary from light to dark.
I try to vary my diet by eating different kinds of foods.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to be different or to become different
: to make (something) different : to make changes to (something) so that it is not always the same
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