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vary

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1 to be unlike; to not be the same

  • opinions by experts on the subject vary
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2 to make different in some way

  • varied the method occasionally for the sake of experimentation
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3 to occur within a continuous range of variation

  • the appliance store is offering discounts that vary from 10 to 40 percent, depending upon the brand
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4 to pass from one form, state, or level to another

  • terrain that constantly varied as we traveled from the coast to the interior
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Synonym Discussion of vary

change, alter, vary, modify mean to make or become different. change implies making either an essential difference often amounting to a loss of original identity or a substitution of one thing for another.
    • changed the shirt for a larger size
alter implies a difference in some particular respect without suggesting loss of identity.
    • slightly altered the original design
vary stresses a breaking away from sameness, duplication, or exact repetition.
    • vary your daily routine
modify suggests a difference that limits, restricts, or adapts to a new purpose.
    • modified the building for use by the disabled

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