Definition of vary :
1. Alteration; change.
2. To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another.
3. To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights.
4. To change the aspect of; to alter in form, appearance, substance, position, or the like; to make different by a partial change; to modify; as, to vary the properties, proportions, or nature of a thing; to vary a posture or an attitude; to vary one's dress or opinions.
5. To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate.
6. To deviate; to depart; to swerve; - followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason.
7. To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England.
8. To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion.
9. To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.
10. To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.
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change (part of speech: verb)
deviate (part of speech: verb)
deflect (part of speech: verb)
- The eggs vary in number from three to five." - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
- Such proportions vary even with a new house. - "If You're Going to Live in the Country", Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley.
- But- could we not vary the conversation by talking about you a little? - "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.