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vary with (something)

1. To differ from or be at odds with something else. Our findings vary with the Pentagon's official report. We need to figure out why your answers vary with those of the textbook.
2. To become different based on or according to some determining factor. A person's reaction to this medication will vary with age. The tone of my writing tends to vary with how happy I am in a given moment.
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vary from

1. To differ from or be at odds with someone or something else. Our findings vary from the Pentagon's official report. The behavior of bees sprayed with the neurochemical vary drastically from that of unaffected bees.
2. To be different between two or more people, things, or groups. Reception of the proposed legislation varies from person to person, but the overall consensus is that it is the right step for the country. Certain traffic laws on vary widely from one state to another.
3. To change or alter from one state to another. Reactions to the film have varied from mild dislike to intense hatred. The weather in this part of the country can vary from cold rain to warm sunshine in the space of an hour.
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vary up

To alter, change, or adjust some variable factor, aspect, or element of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "vary" and "up." I'd like to start varying up the dinners we make each week—we've been getting stuck in a routine of making the same stuff. You should vary your workout up if you want to really improve your body.
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vary from (something to something)

to fluctuate over the range from something to something. The colors vary from red to orange. It varies from warm to very hot during the summer.
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vary from

v.
To be different than something or someone; deviate from something or someone: The researchers determined that the behavior of children who took the medicine varied from normal patterns of behavior.
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vary up

v.
To change the variables associated with something: The cafeteria varied up its menu with a new kind of sandwich. You've worn the same blue sweater all week—why not vary it up and wear something new?
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Given the extensive consultations that have already occurred on the SAU, the ACCC will now conduct a very brief period of consultation on the varied SAU, as required under legislation.
The final set of analyses examined whether associations with nativity status varied by race or ethnicity and education.
The degree of solar exposure can thus be varied, using the maximum glass area for passive heating in winter but preventing excess heat in summer.
The comments showed the financiar dynamics of the different fund types varied.
By the end of the decade, astronomers hope to have a telescope that will find thousands of type 1a supernovas and produce enough data to reveal whether or not dark energy has varied.
These variables were then parametrically varied to produce sets of crosslink curves, obtained in real-time in the mold, which show how the variable impacts the speed of the cure.
However, opinions varied on what the process actually involves and how far it should go.
Brands varied in which active chemicals dominated them, and some brands exhibited large batch-to-batch variation.
Traditionally, a small pump is slaved off the main cylinder that drives the A and B metering pumps, mounted on fulcrum type drive bars allowing the pump stroke to be varied by adjusting its position along the drive bars.
significant change in damping when the level of BIMS was varied.
His more than 1 million measurements indicated that while temperatures of healthy individuals varied, they averaged 98.