Definition of 'depend'
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People see things differently depending on who they are. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Much depends on whether the government chooses to prioritise energy efficiency or cutting red tape. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So the rich get richer and those who depend on incomes struggle. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Much depends on where the pound goes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Whether you should confide in family and friends first depends on how understanding they are likely to be. The Sun (2016)There are always different storylines and stuff going on that expose us to that sort of thing but it depends. The Sun (2016)It depends on the support system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Again, whether you view this as a good or a bad thing depends on whether you are an economist or a human being. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will depend on the support of trainers and owners to maintain the wave of goodwill shown yesterday, but the future could not look healthier. Times, Sunday Times (2016)GP income varies greatly depending on the number of patients, their health needs and the services the practice provides. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet its popular support does not depend heavily on that ideology. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our group is strong and many things will depend on the first game. The Sun (2016)The cost of the scheme will depend on how much banks boost their lending. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your ability to repay the loan depends on your income over many years in the future. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)We will have to adjust our economic and political policies depending on our answer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Which place we move in first depends on the conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The future of football supporting depends on you. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My identity hinges on different things depending on the week. Christianity Today (2000)When you return you would be reassessed depending on your income at that time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Vast cosmetic empires depend on the answer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To me the answer to the second question depends on the first. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She says that how he copes will depend on the support he receives and his character. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Much will depend on you as a person. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Sustainable recovery in output and real incomes depends on growth in productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The answer would depend on the facts of the particular case. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first question depends on the other two. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How you cope depends on the support you have at home. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Much will depend on the reason why you are seeking advice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its income depends on subscriptions and endowments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is nonsense to pretend that such things depend on one or two key factors because they do not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For managers must understand that business results depend on a balance of efforts and results in a number of areas. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)It depends how moist things are. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'depend'
British English: depend /dɪˈpɛnd/ VERB
If you say that one thing depends on another, you mean that the first thing will be affected or decided by the second.
The cooking time depends on the size of the potato.
- American English: depend
- Arabic: يَعْتَمِدُ عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: depender
- Chinese: 依赖
- Croatian: ovisiti
- Czech: záviset
- Danish: afhænge af
- Dutch: afhangen van
- European Spanish: depender
- Finnish: riippua jostakin
- French: dépendre
- German: verlassen (sich)
- Greek: εξαρτώμαι
- Italian: dipendere
- Japanese: あてにする
- Korean: 의존하다
- Norwegian: avhenge
- Polish: zależeć
- European Portuguese: depender
- Romanian: a depinde
- Russian: зависеть
- Spanish: depender
- Swedish: bero
- Thai: ขึ้นอยู่กับ
- Turkish: güvenmek
- Ukrainian: залежати
- Vietnamese: phụ thuộc
Definition of depend from the Collins English Dictionary
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