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English verb: depend on

1. depend on (stative) be contingent on

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

Synonymsdepend upon, 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 on (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 upon, rely on, rely upon

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

3. depend on (stative) be dependent on, as for support or maintenance

SamplesElderly parents often depend on their adult children.

Synonymsrely on

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

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