1. depend

verb. ['dɪˈpɛnd'] be contingent upon (something that is elided).


  • be
  • hang by a thread


  • disallow
  • uncertainty
  • unbelief


  • dependre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Depend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend

How do you pronounce depend?

Pronounce depend as dɪˈpɛnd.

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Sentences with depend

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you disable all location services, you will not be able to use apps that depend on them.

2. Verb, base form
The amount of salt you will need will depend on what size of area you wish to treat.

Quotes about depend

1. Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory.
- Joshua Foer

2. Look, if you ask a child, 'Would you rather have a fulfilled mother or a stay-at-home Sylvia Plath,' they'll pick Sylvia Plath every time. But I think it's really important that children don't feel their parents' emotional lives depend on their success.
- Ayelet Waldman

3. Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
- Eva Green

2. depend

verb. ['dɪˈpɛnd'] have faith or confidence in.


  • reckon
  • count
  • rely
  • bank
  • calculate
  • swear
  • bet
  • look


  • distrust
  • active trust
  • passive trust
  • disbelieve


  • dependre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))