Depend Definition

depended, depends
depended, depends
To be influenced or determined by something else; be contingent (on)
Webster's New World
To rely (on) for support or aid.
Webster's New World
To have trust; rely (on)
Webster's New World
To have a dependence.
Began to depend more and more on drugs.
American Heritage
To hang down.
Webster's New World

Origin of Depend

  • Middle English dependen to hang down from Old French dependre from Latin dēpendēre dē- de- pendēre to hang (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French dependre, from de- + pendre (“to hang”).

    From Wiktionary

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