HyperDic: vary

English > 4 senses of the word vary:
VERBchangevary, change, alterbecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
stativevary, deviate, diverge, departbe at variance with
stativevarybe subject to change in accordance with a variable
changevary, variegate, motleymake something more diverse and varied
vary > pronunciation
Soundsveh'riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > vary: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymschange, alter
Narroweradapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
alternate, jumpgo back and forth
avianize, avianiseTo modify microorganisms by repeated culture in the developing chick embryo
breakVary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
crackleTo become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks
diversify, branch out, broadenVary in order to spread risk or to expand
diversify, radiateSpread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
honeycombmake full of cavities, like a honeycomb
let out, widenmake (clothes) larger / larger
modulateVary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic / characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
moveGo or proceed from one point to another
specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow downBecome more focus on an area of activity or field of study
take inmake (clothes) smaller
Spanishalterar, cambiar, mudar, transformar, variar
Catalanalterar-se, alterar, canviar, desfigurar-se, desfigurar, mudar, reformar, transformar-se, transformar, variar
Adjectivesvariableliable to or capable of change
variablemarked by diversity or difference
variantdiffering from a norm or standard
Nounsvariant, variationsomething a little different from others of the same type
English > vary: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe at variance with; be out of line with.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsdeviate, diverge, depart
Narroweraberratediverge or deviate from the straight path
aberratediverge from the expected
contradict, belie, negateBe in contradiction with
BroaderdifferBe different
OppositeconformBe similar, be in line with
Spanishdesviar, divergir, variar
Catalandivergir, variar
Adjectivesvariantdiffering from a norm or standard
Nounsvariantan event that departs from expectations
variation, variancean activity that varies from a norm or standard
variation(biology) an organism that has characteristics / characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
variation(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
English > vary: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe subject to change in accordance with a variable.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "Prices vary"
  • "His moods vary depending on the weather"
Narrowerco-varyVary in the same time period (of two random variables)
driftVary or move from a fixed point or course / course
BroaderdifferBe different
Spanishcambiar, variar
Catalancanviar, variar
Adjectivesvariableliable to or capable of change
variablemarked by diversity or difference
variantdiffering from a norm or standard
variantexhibiting variation and change
Nounsvariatea variable quantity that is random
variationan instance of change
variation(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth's moon)
variationthe angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
English > vary: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake something more diverse and varied.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Vary the menu"
Synonymsvariegate, motley
Narrowerchecker, chequervariegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
Broaderdiversifymake (more) diverse
Spanishvariar
Catalanvariar
Adjectivesvariablemarked by diversity or difference
variantexhibiting variation and change
Nounsvariationthe act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard

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