vary-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: show diversity or undergo change from one occasion to another; deviate from a norm

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 VARY[intransitive] (PP)

The market selection of vegetables varies according to season.
His mood varies depending on the weather.
The temperature varied throughout the day.
His behavior varies from the established patterns of behavior.
Salary scales vary from state to state according to the state.
The samples varied in quality but were generally acceptable.
The extent of gene inactivation varies between different cell types.

PropBank: vary.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: make something more diverse or varied

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 VARY[transitive] NP2

The market varies their selection of vegetables according to season.
I didn't want to vary my diet too much because I wanted to keep things simple.
They varied the menu with other low-fat dishes rich in vitamins.
I've often varied the flavors by adding a bit of orange juice to the custard.
Some people give a regular monthly donation while others vary the amount they give.
He varies the color of his hair according to his mood.

PropBank: vary.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4