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UK [ˈveərɪ] / US [ˈverɪ] verb
Word forms "vary":
present tense I/you/we/they vary he/she/it varies present participle varying past tense varied past participle varied
1)
a) [intransitive] to be different in different situations

The details may vary, but all of these savings plans have the same basic goal.

vary according to/depending on:

Car taxes will now vary according to the amount of carbon dioxide a particular car emits.

vary with:

Fees vary with the size of the job.

vary considerably/greatly/widely/enormously:

People's reactions to the drug can vary widely.

vary from ... to ...:

The planning laws vary from town to town.

b) if two or more things vary, they are different from each other
vary in size/degree/length etc:

Rooms vary in size but all have television and telephone.

vary between:

Attitudes vary between individuals, societies, and cultures.

2)
a) [transitive] to change something

We may vary these rates in line with interest rates.

The software allows you to vary the size of the print.

b) to make changes to something in order to make it more interesting

I'm trying to vary the children's diet a little.


English dictionary. 2014.

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