- vary var‧y [ˈveəri ǁ ˈveri] verb varied PTandPP1. [intransitive, transitive] if rates, costs, prices etc vary, or something varies them, they change when economic conditions change:
• Many professional investors vary the proportions of their portfolios invested in stocks.
• The returns on bonds for the first five months vary considerably.vary with
• Premiums vary with the age of the person insured and length of cover.2. [intransitive] if several things of the same type vary, they are all different from each other:
• Though estimates vary widely, analysts generally expect investors to earn between £1 to £2 a share.
• The offices varied in size from three to 14 rooms.— varied adjective :
• Their business revenue increased 16%, reflecting gains in varied product lines.
* * *vary UK US /ˈveəri/ verb► [I or T] to change in amount or level or make a change in amount or level: vary considerably/greatly/widely »
The incomes of self-employed professionals can vary widely from one month to the next.»
Employees can vary their work time up to two hours before or after normal working hours.vary between sth and sth »
Prices vary between $65 and $160.► [I] to change in different situations: »
Interest rates vary from around 4% up to more than 7%.vary in sth »
They vary in the methods they use.vary according to sth »
The formula for maximum cash withdrawal can vary according to policy types.
Financial and business terms. 2012.