2. [syn: vary, variegate, motley]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Variegate \Va"ri*e*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Variegated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Variegating.] [L. variegatus, p. p. of
variegare to variegate; varius various + agere to move, make.
See Various, and Agent.]
To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different
colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with
marble of different colors.
The shells are filled with a white spar, which
variegates and adds to the beauty of the stone.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: change the appearance of, especially by marking with
2: make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu" [syn:
vary, variegate, motley]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "variegate":
band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, break up, check,
checker, dapple, differ, differentiate, dissent, disunify,
divaricate, diverge, diversify, dot, flake, fleck, freckle,
harlequin, iris, maculate, marble, marbleize, motley, mottle,
pepper, polychrome, polychromize, rainbow, relieve, spangle, speck,
speckle, splotch, spot, sprinkle, stigmatize, stipple, streak,
striate, stripe, stud, tattoo, tessellate, variate, vary, vein