verb (used with object), var·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing.
to make varied in appearance, as by adding different colors.
to give variety to; diversify.
Origin: 1645–55; < Late Latinvariegātus (past participle of variegāre to make (something) look varied), equivalent to Latinvari(us) various + -eg- (combining form of agere to do; see agent) + -ātus-ate
"to mark with different colors," 1646 (implied in variegation), from L.L. variegatus "made of various sorts or colors," pp. of variegare "diversify with different colors," from varius "spotted, changing, varying" (see vary) + root of agere "to drive" (see act).