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English verb: vary

1. vary (change) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence


SamplesHer mood changes in accordance with the weather.
The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season.


Synonymsalter, change


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, adapt, alternate, avianise, avianize, branch out, break, broaden, crackle, diversify, diversify, honeycomb, jump, let out, modulate, move, narrow, narrow down, radiate, specialise, specialize, take in, widen

2. vary (stative) be at variance with; be out of line with


Synonymsdepart, deviate, diverge


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)differ


Narrower (hyponym)aberrate, aberrate, belie, contradict, negate


Antonymsconform

3. vary (stative) be subject to change in accordance with a variable


SamplesPrices vary.
His moods vary depending on the weather.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)differ


Narrower (hyponym)co-vary, drift

4. vary (change) make something more diverse and varied


SamplesVary the menu.


Synonymsmotley, variegate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)diversify


Narrower (hyponym)checker, chequer









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