1 characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied" [ant: unvaried]
2 widely different; "varied motives prompt people to join a political party"; "varied ethnic traditions of the immigrants" [syn: wide-ranging]
3 broken away from sameness or identity or duplication; "her quickly varied answers indicated uncertainty"vary
1 make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season" [syn: change, alter]
3 be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
4 make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu" [syn: variegate, motley] [also: varied]varied See vary
- past of vary
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