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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're depending on your help.
synonyms:
bank on, count on, lean, rely, trust in
similar words:
reckon
definition 2: 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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The word depend contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
pend, pens Latin root that means hang; weigh; spend