|to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about.|
|to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.|
|—vb (foll by from) , varies, varying, varied|
|1.||to undergo or cause to undergo change, alteration, or modification in appearance, character, form, attribute, etc|
|2.||to be different or cause to be different; be subject to change|
|3.||(tr) to give variety to|
|4.||to differ, as from a convention, standard, etc|
|5.||(intr) to change in accordance with another variable: her mood varies with the weather; pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume|
|6.||(tr) music to modify (a theme) by the use of variation|
|[C14: from Latin variāre, from varius|
vary var·y (vâr'ē, vār'ē)
v. var·ied, var·y·ing, var·ies
To make or cause changes in the characteristics or attributes of; modify or alter.
To undergo or show change.
To be different; deviate.