One entry found for depend.
Main Entry: de·pend
Pronunciation: di-primarystresspend
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English dependen "to exist or result from some other condition," from early French dependre (same meaning), derived from Latin dependemacronre "to hang down, hang from," from de- "from, down" and pendemacronre "to hang" --related to PENDULUM, PERPENDICULAR
1 : to be determined by or based on <success of the picnic will depend on the weather>
2 : 2TRUST 1a, rely <a person you can depend on>
3 : to rely for support <children depend on their parents>
4 : to hang down <a vine depending from a tree>


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