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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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