depend on

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Related to depend on: depend upon
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Verb1.depend on - be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
build on, build upon, repose on, rest on - be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?"
2.depend on - put trust in with confidence; "she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough"; "you can rely on his discretion"
3.depend on - be dependent on, as for support or maintenance; "elderly parents often depend on their adult children"


To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below:
phrasal verb
depend on or upon
1. To place trust or confidence in:
bank on (or upon), believe in, count on (or upon), reckon on (or upon), rely on (or upon), trust (in).
2. To look forward to confidently:
Informal: figure on.
3. To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
References in classic literature ?
Of course, for myself I had no objection to it, as I was not in the habit either of starting or stumbling, and had only been used to depend on my driver for guidance and encouragement.
This again either does not happen, or, if it does, it will not be for your security, because that deliverance is of no avail which does not depend upon yourself; those only are reliable, certain, and durable that depend on yourself and your valour.
It will depend on you, and it could depend on no better man.