vary

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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to fluctuate)
a. variar
Because exchange rates change so frequently, prices may vary.Como el tipo de cambio cambia tan frecuentemente, los precios pueden variar.
2. (to differ)
a. variar
Penalties for such a crime will vary by region.Las penas por un delito así varían según la región.
3. (to diverge)
a. variar
He sued the retailer for selling items that varied greatly from what was advertised.Le puso un pleito al minorista por vender artículos que variaban mucho de lo que se anunciaba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to change)
a. variar
After ten trials with no change in your results, it may be time to vary your experimental method.Después de diez pruebas sin ningún cambio en tus resultados, puede que haya llegado el momento de variar tu método experimental.
b. cambiar
Unlike with my old bicycle, I cannot vary the speed with this one.A diferencia de con mi vieja bicicleta, no puedo cambiar la velocidad con esta.
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vary
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. variar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. variar
opinions varyhay diversas opiniones
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vary [ˈvɛərɪ]
transitive verb
1 (make variable) [+routine, diet] variar
you should vary your diet we are encouraging firms to vary the working pattern try to vary the times at which you leave the house most teachers will vary their type of leadership behaviour from class to class Members of Congress are being urged to vary their routes home
2 (change) [+temperature, speed] cambiar; modificar
if you need to vary the temperature ... the speed of the machine can be varied to suit the size of the drill to vary the number of servings, simply adjust the number of chops you purchase Hal took it upon himself to vary the training run every week You can get nibs of different widths and can vary the thickness of the line by applying more or less pressure
intransitive verb
1 (differ) [+amounts, sizes, conditions] variar
the maximum amounts allowed vary from country to country estimates vary considerably estimates of the number of dead vary from 80 to over 100
prices vary from area to area los precios varían con la zona; to vary according to sth variar según or dependiendo de algo
the price of rooms varies according to the season our sensitivity to certain flavours varies [with] [according to] age In office canteens, prices vary according to rank Rates vary according to the resort and type of room Energy required for activity will vary with the type of work or play The rash will vary according to the type of eczema Prices of horses vary according to their age, abilities, achievements, breed and so on figures vary between countries the degree of tension will vary from child to child they're handmade and each one varies slightly sizes vary enormously entrance requirements vary climatic conditions vary with geographical location what counts as polite varies from language to language
they vary enormously in quality la calidad varía enormemente; they vary in price los hay de diversos precios
the animals vary in age from 15 to 39
it varies depende; según
"how long do they stay here?" - "well it varies; anything from 10 weeks to 2 years" in our business there are lots of days when you don't earn anything; on other days we only get $200. Obviously it varies according to the client and type of work you do the symptoms can vary enormously it [never] varies the routine never varied an individual's calorie requirement varies with age, sex, physical activity and other health factors
2 (be at odds)
designs may vary from the illustration on the box los diseños pueden diferir de la ilustración del paquete; authors vary about the date los autores discrepan con respecto a la fecha; opinions vary on this point las opiniones varían en este punto
3 (change, fluctuate) [+weight, temperature, number] oscilar
my weight varies between 70 and 73 kilos mi peso oscila entre los 70 y los 73 kilos
the temperature never varies more than a couple of degrees either side of 28 degrees the percentage of people out of work varies between 20 and 22%
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