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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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