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1 extending freely from a support from above
  • the dependent willow branches swayed in the gentle breeze

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2 determined by something else
  • our going to the movies tonight is dependent on whether or not we have any money left after we eat out

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The first known use of dependent was in the 14th century

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“Dependent.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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