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depend

verb

1 depend

Be contingent upon (something that is elided).

Roget 475: be uncertain etc. adj.; wonder whether.    lose the clue, lose the clew, scent; miss one's way.    not know what to make of etc. (unintelligibility) 519, not know which way to turn, not know whether one stands on one s head or one's not know whether one stands on one s head or one's heels; ... show more

Roget 214: be pendent etc. adj.; hang, depend, swing, dangle; swag; daggle, flap, trail, flow; beetle.    suspend, ... show more

Roget 469: qualify, limit, modify, leaven, give a color to, introduce new conditions, narrow, temper.    waffle, quibble, hem and haw (be uncertain) 475; equivocate ... show more

Dutch: aankomen, afhangen, afhangen van, hangen, hangende zijn, liggen, neerkomen



2 depend

Have faith or confidence in:
— Depend on your family in times of crisis.

synonyms: bank, bet, calculate, count, look, reckon, rely, swear.

Dutch: rekenen op, vertrouwen op


Moby thesaurus: all depend, bag, bank, bank on, base, be based on, be contingent on, be dependent on, be predicated on, bottom, build, cascade, count on, daggle, dangle, depend on, drabble, drag, draggle, drape ... show more.

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