verb (used with object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
verb (used without object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
Origin of vary
Synonyms for vary
Related Words for variesdiffer, divide, modify, diverge, range, diversify, fluctuate, alter, mutate, interchange, convert, depart, separate, variegate, alternate, disagree, transform, displace, turn, assort
Examples from the Web for varies
Contemporary Examples of varies
The key is to recognize that etiquette changes over time and varies across circumstances.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With
November 3, 2014
Euler is tall and square-jawed with dirty blonde hair that varies from short to shoulder-length.From Frat Boys to Criminals: Two College Elites' Scarface Dreams
April 27, 2014
It varies across our tongues provoking pleasure and, in some cases, disgust.For the Love of Pâté
January 5, 2011
Historical Examples of varies
You will be astonished at the way it varies from day to day, week to week, and month to month.
It is expressed in amperes and varies for different sized cells.
The degree of this peeling also varies as well as its duration.The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases
Charles West, M.D.
Improbability is not a scientific notion; it varies with the individual.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
The temperature also varies according to elevation and position.The Hawaiian Islands
The Department of Foreign Affairs
verb varies, varying or varied
Word Origin for vary
mid-14c. (transitive); late 14c. (intransitive), from Old French varier, from Latin variare "change, alter, make different," from varius "varied, different, spotted;" perhaps related to varus "bent, crooked, knock-kneed," and varix "varicose vein," from a PIE root *wer- (1) "high raised spot or other bodily infirmity" (cf. Old English wearte "wart," Swedish varbulde "pus swelling," Latin verruca "wart"). Related: Varied; varying.