vary Definition

  • 1to be different from each other in size, amount, or degree
  • 2to change or make something change in amount or level

Using vary: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "vary" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The prices of houses vary depending on their location.

  • Example

    The weather can vary greatly from day to day.

  • Example

    Her mood varies depending on the situation.

  • Example

    The restaurant's menu varies seasonally.

vary Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for vary

  • remain constant
  • stay the same

Phrases with vary

  • to be different for different people


    Opinions on the movie vary from person to person.

  • to be very different from each other


    The quality of the products can vary widely depending on the brand.

  • to change depending on something


    The rules vary according to the country you're in.

Origins of vary

from Latin 'variare', meaning 'to change'


Summary: vary in Brief

The verb 'vary' [ˈveəri] means to differ in size, amount, or degree, or to change or make something change in amount or level. It is used to describe differences in location, weather, mood, and seasonal changes, among others. The phrase 'vary from person to person' denotes individual differences, while 'vary widely' implies significant differences. 'Vary according to' is used to describe changes that depend on something.

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