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1‘estimates of the development cost vary greatly’
differ, be different, be unlike, be dissimilar
2‘rates vary from £50 to £90 per hour’
range, extend, stretch, reach, cover, go, run, pass
3‘rates of interest vary over time’
fluctuate, rise and fall, go up and down, change, alter, shift, swing, waver, oscillate, see-saw, yo-yo
4‘the diaphragm is used for varying the aperture of the lens’
modify, change, alter, adjust, make adjustments to, regulate, control, set
5‘he tried to vary his diet’
diversify, variegate, bring variety to, assort, mix, enlarge, expand, widen, broaden, increase, proliferate, extend
6‘the routine never varied’
change, alter, deviate, diverge, depart, differ, fluctuate, move on
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