1 foll by: on or upon to put trust (in); rely (on); be sure (of)
2 usually foll by: on or upon; often with it as subject to be influenced or determined (by); be resultant (from)
whether you come or not depends on what father says, it all depends on you
3 foll by: on or upon to rely (on) for income, support, etc.
4 foll by: from
Rare to hang down; be suspended
5 to be undecided or pending
(C15: from Old French dependre, from Latin dependere to hang from, from de- + pendere to hang)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 bank on, build upon, calculate on, confide in, count on, lean on, reckon on, rely upon, trust in, turn to
2 be based on, be contingent on, be determined by, be subject to, be subordinate to, hang on, hinge on, rest on, revolve around
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