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de·pend / diˈpend/ • v. [intr.] 1. (depend on/upon) be controlled or determined by: differences in earnings depended on a wide variety of factors. 2. (depend on/upon) rely on: the kind of person you could depend on. ∎  need or require for financial or other support: a town that had depended heavily upon the wool industry. ∎  be grammatically dependent on. 3. archaic or poetic/lit. hang down: his tongue depended from open jaws. PHRASES: depending on being conditioned by; contingent on: makes 8–10 burgers (depending on size) | the article sneered or just condescended, depending on how you read it. it (or that) (all) depends used to express uncertainty or qualification in answering a question: How many people use each screen? It all depends.

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depend be suspended, be resultant or contingent upon. XV. — (O)F. dépendre — Rom. *dēpendere, for L. dēpendēre; see DE- 1, PENDENT.
So dependant †dependency; dependent person. XVI. — F. dépendant, sb. use of prp. of dépendre. dependent pendent XV; contingent XVI; subordinate, subject XVII. orig. dependant — (O)F. dépendant. So dependence †dependency XV; dependent condition XVII. — (O)F. dépendance. dependency dependence XVI; dependent country or province XVII; see -ENCY.

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dependcommand, demand, remand •reprimand • countermand •amend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, befriend, bend, blend, blende, commend, comprehend, condescend, contend, depend, emend, end, expend, extend, fend, forfend, friend, impend, interdepend, lend, mend, misapprehend, misspend, offend, Oostende, Ostend, perpend, portend, rend, reprehend, scrag-end, send, spend, subtend, suspend, tail end, tend, transcend, trend, underspend, upend, vend, weekend, wend •U-bend • dividend • bookend •ill-omened • bin-end • stipend •penfriend • boyfriend • girlfriend •godsend • parascend • repetend •ingrained, self-contained, self-restrained, self-sustained, unascertained, unconstrained, undertrained, undrained, unexplained, unfeigned, unrestrained, unstained, unstrained, unsustained, untrained •crackbrained • harebrained •featherbrained • tearstained •fiend, unscreened, unweaned

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