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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 between (someone and someone else)

 and vary between something and something else
to fluctuate in choosing between people or things. In choosing a bridge partner, Sam varied between Tom and Wally. I varied between chocolate and vanilla cake for dessert.
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vary between (something and something else)

to fluctuate between one thing and another. The daytime temperatures vary between 80 and 90 degrees. She varies between angry and happy.
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vary (from something) (in something)

to differ from something. This one varies from that one in many ways. It varies from the other one a little.

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 with something

1. to be at variance with someone's figures or a sum or estimate. My figures vary with yours considerably. Her estimate varies with yours by a few dollars.
2. to change according to something. The rainfall in New York State varies with the season. His mood varies with the stock market average.
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vary from

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

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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Your mileage may vary. and YMMV

sent. & comp. abb. You may have a different experience or different results. It worked for me. Your mileage may vary.
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Probation has been varyingly described as the 'jewel in the criminal justice crown' to the 'cement holding communities together' and as the 'building blocks of partnerships and innovation'.
As leaks go, it is clearly not as damaging as the Australian dossier on England's weaknesses that found its way into the public domain during the 2009 series in England, in which English players were varyingly described as "lazy", "shallow" and "flat" and a group who "love being comfortable".
After two duplicitous men lure him down to Washington and sell him in to slavery, he spends the next 12 years working on various plantations, for varyingly sadistic owners in which he is told: "You are no better than prized livestock."
In communities traversed by the country's main artery, road space intersects varyingly with the everyday life of dwellers, forming what Pandya (2002:811) calls a 'roadside lifestyle'.
And, secondly, as we have tried to show, science's new view of reality is the same as the pre-modern man's view of reality which underlies the Quran and, varyingly, the other religious texts, and which also reflects the underlying structure of premodern civilizations.
These varyingly credible anecdotes may add to the complexity and interest of the biography--but the fact remains that we will never be able to tell which (if any) are authentic and which entirely mythical.
As the artist's head varyingly appears upon the background image of the sky, bobbing in and out of frame as he tries to keep pace, the film echoes Lockhart's emphasis on the liminality of the frame's limits, inasmuch as the film's shape (a fixed camera aimed upwards and moving forward) asserts itself as the figure appears and disappears from the image's ground.
My resource dependence argument thus enhances existing underspecified explanations for delegation and theorizes claims about (varyingly large) capacity gaps of states.
In psychoanalytic literature the analytic concepts of 'neutrality' and 'anonymity' are varyingly understood and seen as either interchangeable or distinctive terms.
So, with no further ado, along comes Si's take on the foodie challenge phenomenon: Food Glorious Food (ITV, Wednesday) with Carol Vorderman ditching sums for buns and other varyingly successful home-cooked treats on the quest to find "the UK's most glorious recipe."
The industry's environment may be characterized as fine-grained because of its many players and diverse, varyingly distributed and changing diseases.
That drew considerable media attention, as the new design is varyingly estimated to be two to six times faster than the IR-1.
She pulls many different strands together and her weaving is varyingly successful.