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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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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.
These cases have been varyingly designated as "atypical hyperplasia," "tubal dysplasia," or "tubal atypia," and perhaps represent the greatest challenge in the accurate diagnosis of TIC.
truth, but the regulation also varyingly imposed duties of reasonable
Nevertheless, although the German parties are varyingly critical, EU membership is not a controversial topic among them.
Thus, as markets swing from bull to bear, annuities are varyingly judged to be too expensive (during a bull market when the declines that the annuity is protecting against seem remote, suggesting the fee is too expensive) or that the guarantee is too risky (during a bear market when the declines that the annuity is protecting against are so salient, it creates worry that the annuity company will not withstand the shock).
France), artificial material refers to any fabricated device--metallic, dielectric, or metal-dielectric--that enables a varyingly complex control of wave propagation in a chosen wavelength range.
Crafted from durable, natural stone pebbles that are tinted in six different inviting shades, the varyingly sized pebbles are arranged in a randomized mosaic formation that achieves a rich, textured look.
The Russia-China veto at the UN on actions against Syria, has been condemned by the US, varyingly, as: "Disgusting", 'shameful", "deplorable", "a travesty.
And since moral codes are not universal but rather differentially constructed in different cultures that are varyingly modern, what is moral about mothering in one society may not be the case in another (Liamputtong 2006; Rachels 1986) and may be highly contested (Brock 2003).
Which of these wagers, both justified, proved the more accurate might be varyingly gauged from the tragic outcome of September 2007 itself.
Zygoma with a mediodorsal projection, varyingly developed, either unitary or bilobed.
iii) In this study referred to as a security risk model, but labelled varyingly by international agencies as a "security risk assessment" (UN 2008: 51) or a "safety and security assessment" (Macpherson 2004), among others.
Even more, several essays varyingly redirect the violence of Alice's rape completely onto Dana.
The names of the four sons of Ain are varyingly spelled: Wambilipi, Langgara, Lunggunu, and Pauwaiya (Meggitt 1974a); Wambilipa, Langate, Lunguni, and Powai (Jacka 2002); Wambili, Langane, and Lunguna (Gibbs 1977:12); Wambilip, Lunguni, Langate, and Pauwaiya (Biersack 1998a, 2005); and Wambilipa (Wiessner and Tumu 2001).