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One entry found for dependence.
Entry Word: dependence
Function: noun
Text: 1 the quality or state of needing something or someone <a baby's total dependence upon his or her parents for every one of life's needs>
Synonyms dependency, reliance
Related Words reciprocity, relativity; confidence, faith, stock, trust
Near Antonyms autonomy, sovereignty
Antonyms independence, self-reliance
2 something or someone to which one looks for support <ultimately rice became the chief dependence in that state>
Synonyms buttress, mainstay, pillar, reliance, standby, support
Related Words backbone, spine; crutch, prop, stay