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Verb1.rest on - rest on for support; "you can lean on me if you get tired"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
2.rest on - be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?"
depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, turn on, ride - be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
owe - be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"

rest 1

noun
1. A pause or interval, as from work or duty:
Informal: breather.
2. Freedom from labor, responsibility, or strain:
3. The act or fact of dying:
Slang: curtain (used in plural).
verb
1. To take repose by ceasing work or other effort for an interval of time:
2. To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly:
lie (down), recline, repose, stretch (out).
3. To have an inherent basis:
4. To provide a basis for:
phrasal verb
rest on or upon
To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
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Finally they reached the point now known as Cape Gracias-a-Dios, and when they let the anchor go, and found that in a short time it came to rest on the floor of the ocean, some one of the sailors--perhaps Columbus himself-- is said to have remarked: