be contingent upon (something that is elided)
count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon(verb)
have faith or confidence in
"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"
To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
To rely on for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; u2014 followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; u2014 with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
Origin: From dependre, from de- + pendre.
to hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above
to hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court
to rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; -- followed by on or upon, formerly by of
to trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; -- with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour
to serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer
Origin: [F. dpendre, fr. L. dependre; de- + pendre to hang. See Pendant.]
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-pend′, v.i. to hang down: to be sustained by or connected with anything: to be pending: to rely: to rest.—adjs. Depend′able, that may be depended on; Depend′ent, depending, relying on, contingent, relative.—n. a subordinate: a hanger-on—also Depend′ant.—ns. Depend′ence, state of being dependent, reliance, trust: that on which one depends—also Depend′ance; Depend′ency, same as Dependence, in the additional sense of a foreign territory dependent on the mother-country, a kind of subordinate colony without self-government.—adj. Depend′ing, still undetermined.—adv. Depend′ingly. [Fr. dépendre—L. dependēre—de, from, and pendēre, to hang.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
as well as all factors, activities, and events of friendly and adversary space forces across the spectrum of conflict.
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Rank popularity for the word 'depend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2916
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Rank popularity for the word 'depend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3296
Rank popularity for the word 'depend' in Verbs Frequency: #228
The numerical value of depend in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of depend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- разчитам, вярвам, разчитам наBulgarian
- usaldama, sõltumaEstonian
- roikkua, olla riippuvainen, riippua, luottaaFinnish
- dépendre, pendreFrench
- bi an crochadh, crochScottish Gaelic
- סמך, תלויHebrew
- pendere, dipendere, fare affidamentoItalian
- stole på, avhengeNorwegian
- afhangen, vertrouwen, hangen, hangende zijnDutch
- stole på, avhange, avhengeNorwegian Nynorsk
- zależeć odPolish
- pendurar, dependerPortuguese
- зависеть, свиса́ть, ви́снуть, висе́тьRussian
- bero påSwedish
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