1. [ verb ] make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
Synonyms: change alter

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

Related terms: adapt move specialize alternate diversify crackle let_out avianize take_in diversify honeycomb honeycomb modulate break change change version change
2. [ verb ] be at variance with; be out of line with
Synonyms: depart deviate diverge
Related terms: conform differ contradict aberrate aberrate deviation variation discrepancy deviation mutant pervert deviation deviation
3. [ verb ] be subject to change in accordance with a variable

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

Related terms: differ drift random_variable magnetic_declination
4. [ verb ] make something more diverse and varied
Synonyms: motley variegate

"Vary the menu"

Related terms: diversify checker assortment
Similar spelling:   var