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Depend vs. Dependent — What's the Difference?

Depend vs. Dependent — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Depend and Dependent

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Depend

To rely, especially for support or maintenance
Children must depend on their parents.

Dependent

Contingent on or determined by
The various benefits will be dependent on length of service

Depend

To place trust or confidence
You can depend on his honesty.

Dependent

Requiring someone or something for financial or other support
An economy heavily dependent on oil exports
Households with dependent children

Depend

To be determined, influenced, or contingent
A grade depending on the results of the final exam.
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Dependent

(of a clause, phrase, or word) subordinate to another clause, phrase, or word
A clause dependent on another clause

Depend

To have a dependence
Began to depend more and more on drugs.

Dependent

Variant spelling of dependant

Depend

(Archaic) To hang down
"And ever-living Lamps depend in Rows" (Alexander Pope).

Dependent

Determined, influenced, or controlled by something else.

Depend

To be determined by, be influenced by, or be contingent on
"What happened?" "It depends who you ask.".

Dependent

(Grammar) Subordinate to another clause, phrase, or word.

Depend

To be contingent or conditioned; to have something as a necessary condition; to hinge on.
We would like to go skiing, but it depends on the amount of snow.

Dependent

Relying on or requiring the aid or support of another
Adult children who are still dependent on their parents.

Depend

To trust; to have confidence; to rely.
We should all be able to depend on the word or assurance of our friends
We depend on the mailman to come at the usual time.

Dependent

Needing to continue use of a drug or other substance or engagement in a specific activity in order to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms
Dependent on alcohol.

Depend

To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.

Dependent

(Archaic) Hanging down.

Depend

(archaic) To be pending; to be undetermined or undecided.
A cause depending in court

Dependent

Also de·pen·dant One who relies on another, especially for financial support.

Depend

(transitive) To cause to be contingent or dependent on; to set as a necessity.

Dependent

Relying upon; depending upon.
At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.

Depend

To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
And ever-living lamps depend in rows.

Dependent

(statistics) Having a probability that is affected by the outcome of a separate event.

Depend

To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
You will not think it unnatural that those who have an object depending, which strongly engages their hopes and fears, should be somewhat inclined to superstition.

Dependent

Used after a particle (with one or two exceptions), such as those which express questions, subordinate clauses, and negative sentences.

Depend

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.
The truth of God's word dependeth not of the truth of the congregation.
The conclusion . . . that our happiness depends little on political institutions, and much on the temper and regulation of our own minds.
Heaven forming each on other to depend.

Dependent

(medicine) Affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine.

Depend

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.
But if you 're rough, and use him like a dog,Depend upon it - he 'll remain incog.

Dependent

Hanging down.
A dependent bough or leaf

Depend

To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.

Dependent

(US) One who relies on another for support
With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all.

Depend

To impend.

Dependent

(grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.

Depend

Be contingent upon (something that is ellided);
That depends

Dependent

(grammar) The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.

Depend

Have faith or confidence in;
You can count on me to help you any time
Look to your friends for support
You can bet on that!
Depend on your family in times of crisis

Dependent

Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.

Dependent

Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; subordinate; - often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. Opposite of independent.
England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank.

Dependent

Conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of unconditional.

Dependent

Addicted to drugs.

Dependent

One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for financial support or favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
A host of dependents on the court, suborned to play their part as witnesses.

Dependent

That which depends; corollary; consequence.
With all its circumstances and dependents.

Dependent

A person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

Dependent

Not independent;
Dependent children

Dependent

Contingent on something else

Dependent

Of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;
A subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence
The main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb

Dependent

Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;
Subject peoples
A dependent prince

Dependent

Addicted to a drug

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