To variegate is to make something more irregular, especially its color. You can variegate your yard by planting different colors of blooming flowers all over it.

When you variegate your life in some way, you make it more interesting and varied. While it's more common to see the adjective variegated, particularly when people talk about dappled or streaked color, you can use the verb to talk about diversifying or mixing things. You can variegate your education, for example, by studying many different subjects. The Latin root, variegare, means "diversify with different colors."

Definitions of variegate

v make something more diverse and varied

motley, vary
checker, chequer
variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
Type of:
make (more) diverse

v change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors

Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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