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English adjective: dependent

1. dependent relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed


SamplesDependent children.
Dependent on moisture.


Similarbabelike, bloodsucking, helpless, interdependent, leechlike, mutualist, mutually beneficial, myrmecophilous, parasitic, parasitical, reliant, symbiotic, underage


See alsounfree


Attributeindependence, independency


Antonymsindependent

2. dependent contingent on something else


Synonymsdependant, qualified


Similarconditional


Antonymsunconditional, unconditioned

3. dependent (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence


SamplesA subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence.


Synonymssubordinate


Domain categorygrammar


Antonymsmain, independent

4. dependent held from above


SamplesA pendant bunch of grapes.


Synonymspendant, pendent


Similarsupported


Antonymsunsupported

5. dependent being under the power or sovereignty of another or others


SamplesSubject peoples.
A dependent prince.


Synonymssubject


Similarsubordinate


Antonymsinsubordinate

6. dependent addicted to a drug


Synonymsdependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out


Similaraddicted


Antonymsunaddicted


English noun: dependent

1. dependent (person) a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)


Synonymsdependant


Broader (hypernym)receiver, recipient


Narrower (hyponym)charge, minion









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