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verb [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 between states/from state to state/according to state/with each state. The samples varied in quality but were generally acceptable. 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 classical music varies greatly/widely, but I usually prefer Mozart or Brahms. Some people give a regular monthly donation while others vary the amount they give.
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