Etymology
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vary (v.)

mid-14c. (transitive); late 14c. (intransitive), from Old French variier "be changed, go astray; change, alter, transform" and directly from Latin variare "change, alter, make different," from varius "varied, different, spotted;" perhaps related to varus "bent, crooked, knock-kneed," and varix "varicose vein," and, more distantly, to Old English wearte "wart," Swedish varbulde "pus swelling," Latin verruca "wart." Related: Varied; varying.

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Definitions of vary

vary (v.)
be at variance with; be out of line with;
Synonyms: deviate / diverge / depart
vary (v.)
be subject to change in accordance with a variable;
Prices vary
His moods vary depending on the weather
vary (v.)
make something more diverse and varied;
Synonyms: variegate / motley
vary (v.)
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;
Synonyms: change / alter
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