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English verb: depend upon

1. depend upon (stative) be contingent on


SamplesThe outcomes rides on the results of the election.
Your grade will depends on your homework.


Synonymsdepend on, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, ride, turn on


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)build on, build upon, repose on, rest on

2. depend upon (stative) put trust in with confidence


SamplesShe is someone you can really rely on when times get rough.
You can rely on his discretion.


Synonymsdepend on, rely on, rely upon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody









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