- to make varied in appearance by differences, as in colors
- to give variety to; diversify
Origin of variegate; from Classical Latin variegatus, past participle of variegare ; from varius: see vary
transitive verbvar·i·e·gat·ed, var·i·e·gat·ing, var·i·e·gates
- To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors.
- To give variety to; make varied.
Origin of variegateFrom Late Latin variegātus, past participle of variegāre : Latin varius, various + Latin agere, to do, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present variegates, present participle variegating, simple past and past participle variegated)
From Late Latin variegare (“to make of various sorts or colors"), from Latin varius (“various") + agere (“to make, do").