vary Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “vary” in the English Dictionary

"vary" in British English

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varyverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈveə.ri/  us   /ˈver.i/

vary verb [I or T] (BE DIFFERENT)

B2 If things of the same ​type vary, they are different from each other, and if you vary them, you ​cause them to be different from each other: Salary ​scales vary betweenstates/fromstate tostate/according tostate/with each ​state. The ​samples varied inquality but were ​generallyacceptable. We have ​tried several different ​approaches, with varying degrees of ​success.
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vary verb [I or T] (CHANGE)

B2 to ​change or ​cause something to ​change in ​amount or ​level, ​especially from one ​occasion to another: My ​taste in ​classicalmusic varies greatly/​widely, but I usually ​prefer Mozart or Brahms. Some ​people give a ​regularmonthlydonation while ​others vary the ​amount they give.
(Definition of vary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vary" in American English

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varyverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈveər·i, ˈvær·i/
to ​change in some way, or to ​causesimilar things to ​differ: [I] The ​value of ​stocks will vary from ​month to ​month. [T] My ​husband varies the ​vegetables he ​plants each ​year.
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈveər·i·ɪŋ, ˈvær-/
He ​tried a ​number of different ​businesses with varying ​degrees of ​success.
(Definition of vary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vary" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈveəri/
[I or T] to ​change in ​amount or ​level or make a ​change in ​amount or ​level: vary considerably/greatly/widely The ​incomes of ​self-employedprofessionals can vary widely from one month to the next. Employees can vary their ​worktime up to two ​hours before or after ​normalworkinghours.vary between sth and sth Prices vary between $65 and $160.
[I] to ​change in different ​situations: Interest ​rates vary from around 4% up to more than 7%.vary in sth They vary in the ​methods they use.vary according to sth The ​formula for ​maximumcashwithdrawal can vary according to ​policytypes.
(Definition of vary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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