Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb depend

2 senses of depend

Sense 1
depend -- (be contingent upon (something that is elided); "That depends")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon -- (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")
       => trust, swear, rely, bank -- (have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes")

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