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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depend mean? 

DEPEND (verb)
  The verb DEPEND has 2 senses:

1. be contingent upon (something that is elided)
2. have faith or confidence in

  Familiarity information: DEPEND used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEPEND (verb)

Sense 1depend [BACK TO TOP]


Be contingent upon (something that is elided)

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

That depends

Hypernyms (to "depend" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depend"):

hand by a hair; hang by a thread (depend on a small thing or be at risk)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sense 2depend [BACK TO TOP]


Have faith or confidence in

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


depend; bet; reckon; calculate; count; look

Context examples:

you 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

Hypernyms (to "depend" is one way to...):

bank; rely; swear; trust (have confidence or faith in)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

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