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de·pend

depend

 
 
pronunciation:
dih pend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: depends, depending, depended
definition 1: to trust or rely (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
We know we can depend on this plumber to do the work well.
synonyms:
count on, rely, trust in
similar words:
bank on, lean
definition 2: to strongly need and receive help from an outside source in order to live or have success in something.
Children depend on adults for food and shelter.Farmers depend on the spring rains in order to have enough water for their crops.
synonyms:
rely
similar words:
lean
definition 3: to be decided by or subject to (usually followed by "on").
Whether I can go to the park depends on how quickly I can finish my work.
synonyms:
hinge
similar words:
turn
Word Builder: depend +
  • dependable:
    able to be depended on
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