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1. vary

verb. ['ˈvɛri'] be at variance with; be out of line with.

Synonyms

  • differ
  • negate
  • contradict
  • diverge
  • deviate
  • aberrate
  • belie

Antonyms

  • equal
  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • varien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • varier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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How do you pronounce vary?

Pronounce vary as ˈvɛri.

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Example sentences of the word vary


1. Verb, base form
How you position the cloth will vary based upon how your head typically rests on your pillow.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Skinny margarita nutrition facts vary based on how you choose to make the drink.

Quotes containing the word vary


1. The word very will vary in muchiness. I love you very much, and that won’t vary from day to day.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

3. Let me go: take back thy gift:Why should a man desire in any wayTo vary from the kindly race of men,Or pass beyond the goal of ordinanceWhere all should pause, as is most meet for all?...Why wilt thou ever scare me with thy tears,And make me tremble lest a saying learnt,In days far-off, on that dark earth, be true?‘The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.’- Tithonus
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

2. co-vary

verb. vary in the same time period (of two random variables).

Antonyms

  • diversify

3. vary

verb. ['ˈvɛri'] become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.

Synonyms

  • widen
  • alter
  • avianise
  • modulate
  • narrow
  • avianize
  • change
  • take in
  • let out
  • alternate
  • move
  • accommodate
  • adapt
  • specialise
  • radiate
  • jump
  • broaden
  • branch out
  • specialize
  • honeycomb
  • narrow down
  • break
  • crackle

Antonyms

  • diversify
  • take in
  • specialize
  • specialise

Etymology

  • varien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • varier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. vary

verb. ['ˈvɛri'] be subject to change in accordance with a variable.

Synonyms

  • differ
  • co-vary

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • varien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • varier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. vary

verb. ['ˈvɛri'] make something more diverse and varied.

Synonyms

  • chequer
  • motley
  • checker
  • variegate

Antonyms

  • narrow
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • varien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • varier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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