verb (varies, varying, varied)[no object]
- 1Differ in size, amount, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class: the properties vary in price (as adjective varying) varying degrees of successMore example sentences
- Prices vary greatly depending on the time of year and type of accommodation.
- The German mortgage market is quite fragmented and interest rates vary according to the type of mortgage lender.
- When they do become evident, symptoms vary according to the type and location of the aneurysm.
- 1.1Change from one condition, form, or state to another: your skin’s moisture content varies according to climatic conditionsMore example sentences
- Diving conditions vary, but the best visibility occurs early in the season before the plankton blooms of late summer.
- The diving in the Sea of Cortez is unlike that anywhere else in the world because the conditions can vary so greatly from day to day.
- Weather conditions during January have varied between Arctic and monsoon but the course has stood up well and all competitions are on schedule with no backlog.
- 1.2 [with object] Introduce modifications or changes into (something) so as to make it different or less uniform: he tried to vary his dietMore example sentences
- However, the news agency can send different messages by varying the order.
- I'll wear each dress time and again, varying the look with different accessories.
- As a nice touch, Zoch includes two cork balls with different diameters which varies the skill level of the game significantly.
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- He has varyingly described farm income as E45,000 or E31,000, both of which are completely inaccurate.
- Long established artists Morrissey, Prince and Duran Duran made varyingly successful comebacks in 2004.
- Bullish analysts varyingly predict 25-30 percent growth for the division this year.
Middle English: from Old French varier or Latin variare, from varius 'diverse'.