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Definition of Depend

Depend

  1. To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
  2. To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
  3. To rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; -- followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
  4. To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; -- with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
  5. To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
  6. To impend.

Depend Quotations

We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend. - Baltasar Gracian
We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend.
Baltasar Gracian

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Thomas Jefferson

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Confucius

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Joseph Stalin
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Depend Translations

depend in Dutch is afhankelijk zijn, afhangen
depend in Latin is pendeo
depend in Portuguese is dependa
depend in Spanish is depender
depend in Swedish is bero
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