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depend

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1 to be determined by, based on, or subject (to)
  • whether or not we play baseball will depend on how much rain we get

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2 to place reliance or trust
  • I know I can always depend on you for help when I really need it

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The first known use of depend was in the 15th century

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“Depend.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/depend. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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