interdepend

verb
in·​ter·​de·​pend | \ ˌin-tər-di-ˈpend How to pronounce interdepend (audio) \
interdepended; interdepending; interdepends

Definition of interdepend

intransitive verb

: to depend upon one another : to be in a state of mutual dependence Canada and the United States, on the other hand, interdepend on a wide range of issues.— Walter C. Clemens In lesson units, pupils study the Earth, the Moon and the Sun as separate bodies and as a system with interdepending relationships between them …The Brentwood (United Kingdom) Gazette

First Known Use of interdepend

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Interdepend.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interdepend. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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