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English verb: depend

1. depend (stative) be contingent upon (something that is elided)


SamplesThat depends.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)hang by a hair, hang by a thread

2. depend (cognition) have faith or confidence in


SamplesYou 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.


Synonymsbet, calculate, count, look, reckon


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


Broader (hypernym)bank, rely, swear, trust









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