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Synonyms for vary
ˈvɛər i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. change, alter, vary(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    change, interchange, variegate, interpolate, alter, motley, modify, commute, shift, exchange, neuter, falsify, castrate, spay, depart, convert, switch, transfer, deviate, diverge, deepen

  2. deviate, vary, diverge, depart(verb)

    be at variance with; be out of line with

    Synonyms:
    go, alter, quit, variegate, motley, sidetrack, divert, take leave, go away, start out, take off, change, part, start, set off, digress, depart, pull up stakes, straggle, set forth, leave, set out, deviate, diverge

  3. vary(verb)

    be subject to change in accordance with a variable

    "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"

    Synonyms:
    diverge, alter, change, depart, motley, variegate, deviate

  4. vary, variegate, motley(verb)

    make something more diverse and varied

    "Vary the menu"

    Synonyms:
    change, alter, deviate, motley, diverge, parti-color, depart, variegate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vary(v)

    To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.

    Synonyms:
    alter, change, change, commute, convert, diversify, exchange, metamorphose, modify, qualify, shift, substitute, transfigure, transform, transmute, turn, veer

    Antonyms:
    abide, bide, continue, endure, hold, keep, persist, remain, retain, stay

    Preposition:
    To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vary

    Synonyms:
    alter, dissimilate, change, modify, variegate, diversify, differ, deviate, disagree

    Antonyms:
    perpetuate, stabilitate, assimilate, stereotype, harmonize, conform

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vary

    Synonyms:
    n. a. alter, change, modify, transform, transmute, metamorphose, make some change in

  2. vary

    Synonyms:
    diversify, variegate

  3. vary(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    alter, change, be changeable

  4. vary(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    differ, be unlike, be different

  5. vary(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    deviate, depart, swerve

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vary(v)

    Synonyms:
    diversify, variegate, modify, deviate, depart, swerve, disagree, modify, alternate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    differ, fluctuate, amend, modify, change, variable, alter, range

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How to use vary in a sentence?

  1. Michael Dorris:

    At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.

  2. Ovid, Metamorphoses:

    Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase "being born" is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while "dying" means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged.

  3. Thiruman Archunan:

    Good and bad are not of different kinds but only vary in degree; both vary in quantity not in quality. There is nothing called quality but only a variation in quantity; a quality is an effect of varying quantities. This way a good becomes bad at a limiting point that is known to us; but a bad already became bad at a limit that is not known to us!

  4. Jerry Brown:

    Today we require tax returns, but what would be next ? five years of health records ? A certified birth certificate ? High school report cards ? And will these requirements vary depending on which political party is in power ?

  5. Dan Green:

    Flood insurance costs vary, starting around $35 per month and range up to $100 per month, in a typical-sized home, one inch of floodwater can cause $20,000 of damage.


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