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English verb: rest on

1. rest on (contact) rest on for support

SamplesYou can lean on me if you get tired.

Synonymslean against, lean on

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

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

2. rest on (stative) be based on; of theories and claims, for example

SamplesWhat's this new evidence based on?.

Synonymsbuild on, build upon, repose on

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, ride, turn on

Narrower (hyponym)owe

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