vary /ˈvɛri, ˈvær-/
vary /ˈvɛrɪ, ˈværɪ/ 不及物動詞
Va·ry v. i.
1. To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights.
That each from other differs, first confess;
Next, that he varies from himself no less. --Pope.
2. To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England.
3. To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another.
While fear and anger, with alternate grace,
Pant in her breast, and vary in her face. --Addison.
4. To deviate; to depart; to swerve; -- followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason.
5. To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion.
The rich jewel which we vary for. --Webster (1623).
Va·ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Varied p. pr. & vb. n. Varying.]
1. To change the aspect of; to alter in form, appearance, substance, position, or the like; to make different by a partial change; to modify; as, to vary the properties, proportions, or nature of a thing; to vary a posture or an attitude; to vary one's dress or opinions.
Shall we vary our device at will,
Even as new occasion appears? --Spenser.
2. To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate.
Gods, that never change their state,
Vary oft their love and hate. --Waller.
We are to vary the customs according to the time and country where the scene of action lies. --Dryden.
3. To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversify; to variegate.
God hath varied their inclinations. --Sir T. Browne.
God hath here
Varied his bounty so with new delights. --Milton.
4. Mus. To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.
Va·ry, n. Alteration; change. [Obs.]
v 1: make or become different in some particular way, without
permanently losing one's or its former characteristics
or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the
weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables
varies according to the season" [syn: change, alter]
2: be at variance with; be out of line with [syn: deviate, diverge,
depart] [ant: conform]
3: be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices
vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
4: make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
[syn: variegate, motley]