Vary vs Mend - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between vary and mend
is that vary
is to change with time or a similar parameter while mend
is to feed.
As a noun vary
is (obsolete) alteration; change.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To change with time or a similar parameter.
To institute a change in, from a current state; to modify.
- He varies his magic tricks so as to minimize the possibility that any given audience member will see the same trick twice.
- You should vary your diet. Eating just bread will do you harm in the end.
- Gods, that never change their state, / Vary oft their love and hate.
Not to remain constant: to change with time or a similar parameter.
- We are to vary the customs according to the time and country where the scene of action lies.
- His mood varies by the hour.
- The sine function varies between &
- x2212;1 and 1.
(of the members of a group) To display differences.
- While fear and anger, with alternate grace, / Pant in her breast, and vary in her face.
To be or act different from the usual.
- ''The sprouting tendency of potatoes varies between cultivars, years and places of growing.
To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- I'm not comfortable with
3.Nc3 in the Caro-Kann, so I decided to vary and play
- God hath varied their inclinations.
(music) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See variation .
(obsolete) To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension.
* Webster (1623)
- God hath here / Varied his bounty so with new delights.
- the rich jewel which we vary for
(obsolete) Alteration; change.
A place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.
The act of repairing.
- My trousers have a big rip in them and need a mend .
* on the mend
To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
- My trousers have a big rip in them and need mending .
To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
- When your car breaks down, you can take it to the garage to have it mended .
- Her stutter was mended by a speech therapist.
* Sir W. Temple
- My broken heart was mended .
To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
- The best service they could do the state was to mend the lives of the persons who composed it.
- Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it mends garden herbs and fruit.
To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
- You mend the jewel by wearing it.
* mend one's pace
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