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vary

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of vary

  1. 1 to be unlike; to not be the same opinions by experts on the subject vary Synonyms of vary contrast, differWords Related to vary deviate, diverge, divide, fluctuate, separateNear Antonyms of vary accord, agree, conform, correspondAntonyms of vary compare, match

  2. 2 to make different in some way varied the method occasionally for the sake of experimentation Synonyms of vary alter, make over, modify, recast, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, changeWords Related to vary deform, metamorphose, mutate; regenerate, revolutionize, transfigure, transform, transmute; commute, convert, exchange; rejigger, retoolAntonyms of vary fix, freeze, set, stabilize

  3. 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 Synonyms of vary go, range, runWords Related to vary alternate, fluctuate, move, shift; change, mutate; extend, reach, stretch, sweep

  4. 4 to pass from one form, state, or level to another terrain that constantly varied as we traveled from the coast to the interior Synonyms of vary fluctuate, mutate, shift, snap, changeWords Related to vary metamorphose, morph, transmute; better, improve; deteriorate, worsen; turn around; seesaw, teeter, vacillate, waverAntonyms of vary plateau, stabilize

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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