Depend

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Definition

to depend (on or upon somebody, something): to rely (on somebody, something)
verb
That depends. I'm really not sure; I'll have to think about all the options.
I'm depending on you. I'm relying on you so please don't disappoint me.
I'm depending on you to drive me to the party tomorrow night. My car has broken down. I'm relying on you to take me otherwise I won't be able to go.

(a) dependable (person): (a) reliable, trustworthy (person)
adjective

Examples

  • "Depending on your views, we'll decide whether or not to pursue these ideas and invest in a full-scale campaign, in conjunction with the R & D department."
  • "Icarus : Stickypedia was created by Willy James in March 2002 - or November 2001 - depending upon which Stickypedia page you look at."
  • "Susie : Well that depends."
  • "It highlighted the increased attention on corporations who depend on cheap or illegal labor sources to lower production costs."
  • "Brian : Well, that depends."
  • "Janine : It depends on the state but, in general, the payments are stopped after six months."
  • "Everything depends on billing - how many hours you spend even thinking about a client."
  • "He seems like a solid worker - the kind of guy you can depend on, and he's always free to help you with problems. However, he's sometimes a bit difficult to understand, especially when he's talking about technical issues."

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