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ˈvɛər iva·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. varyverb

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vary

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. change, alter, varyverb

    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, departverb

    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. varyverb

    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, motleyverb

    make something more diverse and varied

    "Vary the menu"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. vary

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

  2. vary

    Synonyms:
    diversify, variegate

  3. varyverb

    Synonyms:
    alter, change, be changeable

  4. varyverb

    Synonyms:
    differ, be unlike, be different

  5. varyverb

    Synonyms:
    deviate, depart, swerve

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. varyverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "vary":

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

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How to use vary in a sentence?

  1. Jeffrey Hoffman:

    The density of the air can vary by a factor of two through the year, and the temperature can vary by 100 degrees, one objective is to show we can run( MOXIE) in all seasons.

  2. 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.

  3. Aida Manduley:

    A huge reason reactions vary so widely among survivors is because trauma itself interacts with our biologies, histories and social contexts to create a variety of reactions, also, not all survivors of violence are at the same stage of healing or even processing what happened to them.

  4. Director Christine Lagarde:

    We will not walk away, our form of participation may vary depending on the commitments of Greece and the undertaking of the European partners, but we will not walk away.

  5. Daniel Hays:

    The headline for new 5G device owners is really that your mileage may vary, for most consumers, there still remains a lingering question as to : What does 5G really do for me ?


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