What does depend on mean?

Definitions for depend on
de·pend on

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word depend on.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon(verb)

    be contingent on

    "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"

  2. depend on, depend upon, rely on, rely upon(verb)

    put trust in with confidence

    "she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough"; "you can rely on his discretion"

  3. depend on, rely on(verb)

    be dependent on, as for support or maintenance

    "elderly parents often depend on their adult children"


  1. depend on(Verb)

    To be dependent on something or someone for support or help.

How to pronounce depend on?

  1. Alex
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How to say depend on in sign language?

  1. dependon


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depend on in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depend on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of depend on in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Saxe:

    The first kind of thought and feeling is, 'Am I safe? Are people close to me safe? Will something happen? Will people I depend on protect me?' you want to be assuring to your child, you want to communicate that you're ... doing everything you can do to keep them safe.

  2. David Aronoff:

    We're all hopeful that this pandemic disappears, then we can stop doing as much risk mitigation. But for now, we really depend on the trust and kindness of others to protect our wellbeing. And that's part of being an American.

  3. Jacqueline Faherty:

    In all, if you have a city built with east-west facing streets in 90-degree angles with the avenues, you can have such an event, the beauty of it will depend on the horizon and the buildings that frame your view.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Our happiness should not depend on external things; it is the expression of internal attitudes.

  5. Henry Van Dyke:

    Happiness is inward and not outward and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

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