var·y / ˈve(ə)rē/ • v. (var·ies, var·ied) [intr.] differ in size, amount, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class: the properties vary in price | [as adj.] (varying) varying degrees of success. ∎ change from one condition, form, or state to another: your skin's moisture content varies according to climatic conditions. ∎ [tr.] introduce modifications or changes into (something) so as to make it different or less uniform: he tried to vary his diet.DERIVATIVES: var·y·ing·ly adv.