Vary vs Waver - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between vary and waver
is that vary
is to change with time or a similar parameter while waver
is to sway back and forth; to totter or reel.
As nouns the difference between vary and waver
is that vary
is (obsolete) alteration; change while waver
is an act of wavering, vacillating, etc.
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.
To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.
* Ld. Berners
- Flowers wavered in the breeze.
* Sir Walter Scott
- With banners and pennons wavering with the wind.
To flicker, glimmer, quiver, as a weak light.
To fluctuate or vary, as commodity prices or a poorly sustained musical pitch.
To shake or tremble, as the hands or voice.
- Thou wouldst waver on one of these trees as a terror to all evil speakers against dignities.
To falter; become unsteady; begin to fail or give way.
* 1903 , Bill Arp, From the Uncivil War to Date
- His voice wavered when the reporter brought up the controversial topic.
* 2014 , Jacob Steinberg, "
- ...and that when a man was in the wrong his courage wavered , and his nerves became unsteady, and so he couldn't fight to advantage and was easily overcome.
Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian , 9 March 2014:
To be indecisive between choices; to feel or show doubt or indecision; to vacillate.
- Although they believe they can overhaul their 2-0 deficit, they cannot afford to be as lethargic as this at Camp Nou, and the time is surely approaching when Manuel Pellegrini's faith in Martín Demichelis wavers .
An act of wavering, vacillating, etc.
Someone who waves, enjoys waving, etc.
- I felt encouraged by all the enthusiastic wavers in the crowd.
- The Fourth of July brings out all the flag wavers .
Someone who specializes in waving (hair treatment).
A tool that accomplishes hair waving.
(UK, dialect, dated) A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.
- Johnny is such a little waver ; everyone who passes by receives his preferred greeting.