Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb vary

4 senses of vary

Sense 1
change, alter, vary -- (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")

Sense 2
deviate, vary, diverge, depart -- (be at variance with; be out of line with)
       => differ -- (be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect")

Sense 3
vary -- (be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather")
       => differ -- (be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect")

Sense 4
vary, variegate, motley -- (make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu")
       => diversify -- (make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study")

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