Definition of Depend in English :

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Depend meaning in English

Meaning of Depend in English

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1. depend

be contingent upon (something that is elided)

Example Sentences:
'That depends'

2. bet, calculate, count, depend, look, reckon

have faith or confidence in

Example Sentences:
'you can count on me to help you any time'
'Look to your friends for support'
'You can bet on that!'
'Depend on your family in times of crisis'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (intransitive)
1. (foll by on or upon)
to put trust (in); rely (on); be sure (of)
2. (usually foll by on or upon; often with it as subject)
to be influenced or determined (by); be resultant (from)
whether you come or not depends on what father says
it all depends on you
3. (foll by on or upon)
to rely (on) for income, support, etc
4. (foll by from) rare
to hang down; be suspended
to be undecided or pending

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verb intransitive
to be influenced or determined by something else; be contingent (on)
to have trust; rely (on)
to rely (on) for support or aid
4.  Rare
to hang down
5.  Law
to be undecided or pending

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. de·pend·ed, de·pend·ing, de·pends
1. To rely, especially for support or maintenance: Children must depend on their parents.
2. To place trust or confidence: You can depend on his honesty. See Synonyms at rely.
3. To be determined, influenced, or contingent: a grade depending on the results of the final exam.
4. To have a dependence: began to depend more and more on drugs.
5. Archaic To hang down: "And ever-living Lamps depend in Rows" (Alexander Pope).
To be determined by, be influenced by, or be contingent on: "What happened?" "It depends who you ask."

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