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[ vair-ee ]
/ 藞v蓻蓹r i /
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Definition of vary

verb (used with object), var路ied, var路y路ing.
verb (used without object), var路ied, var路y路ing.
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Origin of vary

1300鈥50; Middle English varien<Latin vari膩re, equivalent to vari(us) (see various) + -膩re infinitive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for vary

vary
/ (藞v蓻蓹r瑟) /

verb varies, varying or varied
to undergo or cause to undergo change, alteration, or modification in appearance, character, form, attribute, etc
to be different or cause to be different; be subject to change
(tr) to give variety to
(intr foll by from) to differ, as from a convention, standard, etc
(intr) to change in accordance with another variableher mood varies with the weather; pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume
(tr) music to modify (a theme) by the use of variation

Derived forms of vary

varying, adjectivevaryingly, adverb

Word Origin for vary

C14: from Latin vari膩re, from varius various
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Medical definitions for vary

vary
[ v芒r膿 ]

v.
To make or cause changes in the characteristics or attributes of; modify or alter.
To undergo or show change.
To be different; deviate.
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