Depend

  • 1 Depend — is a brand of unisex adult underwear for those experiencing urinary or fecal incontinence by Kimberly Clark. They were first introduced in 1984.[1] In March 2009, Depend introduced their first gender specific adult underwear in the United States… …

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  • 2 Depend on Me — Single by Nikki Webster from the album Follow Your Heart Released …

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  • 3 Depend — De*pend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Depended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depending}.] [F. d[ e]pendre, fr. L. depend?re; de + pend?re to hang. See {Pendant}.] 1. To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above. [1913 Webster] And …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 depend — 1 *rely, trust, count, reckon, bank Analogous words: lean, incline (see SLANT vb) 2 Depend, hinge, hang, turn are comparable when they mean to rest or, especially, to be contingent upon something uncertain or variable or indeterminable. All are… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 depend — 1. Depend in its main meaning is followed by on or upon: • It was quite wrong to come to depend too much upon one s children Penelope Fitzgerald, 1979 • As grandfather grew older…he seemed to depend increasingly on my company J. Simms, 1982. It… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 depend on — be controlled or determined by. → depend depend on rely on. → depend …

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  • 7 depend — [v1] count on, rely upon bank on*, bet bottom dollar on*, bet on*, build upon, calculate on, confide in, gamble on*, lay money on*, lean on*, reckon on, trust in, turn to; concept 26 depend [v2] be contingent on be at mercy of, be based on, be… …

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  • 8 depend — ► VERB (depend on) 1) be controlled or determined by. 2) rely on. ● depending on Cf. ↑depending on ORIGIN Latin dependere hang down …

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  • 9 depend — index rely Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 depend — early 15c., to be attached to as a condition or cause, a figurative use, from M.Fr. dependre, lit. to hang from, hang down, from L. dependere to hang from, hang down; be dependent on, be derived, from de from, down (see DE (Cf. de )) + pendere to …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 depend — [dē pend′, dipend′] vi. [ME dependen < OFr dependre < L dependere, to hang down from < de , down + pendere, to hang: see PENDANT] 1. to be influenced or determined by something else; be contingent (on) 2. to have trust; rely (on) 3. to… …

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  • 12 depend on — phrasal verb depend on or depend upon something [transitive] Word forms depend on : present tense I/you/we/they depend on he/she/it depends on present participle depending on past tense depended on past participle depended on 1) formal depend on… …

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  • 13 depend — de|pend [ dı pend ] verb *** it/that depends MAINLY SPOKEN used when you cannot give a definite answer, because different things are possible in different situations: sb s department what/where/how/when/whether/if: How much will I have to pay for …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 depend — de|pend W2S1 [dıˈpend] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: dépendre, from Latin pendere to hang ] it/that depends spoken used to say that you cannot give a definite answer to something because your answer will be affected by something else ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 depend — /dI pend/ verb it /that depends spoken used to say that you cannot give a definite answer to something, because the answer could change according to what happens: “Are you going to visit him?” “Well, it depends.” depend on/upon phrasal verb (T) 1 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 depend — [[t]dɪpe̱nd[/t]] ♦♦ depends, depending, depended 1) VERB If you say that one thing depends on another, you mean that the first thing will be affected or determined by the second. [V on/upon n] The cooking time needed depends on the size of the… …

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  • 17 depend — verb PHRASAL VERB depend on/upon sb/sth 1 be affected by sth ADVERB ▪ critically, crucially, greatly, strongly, very much ▪ The future …

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  • 18 depend — /dəˈpɛnd / (say duh pend) verb (i) 1. to rely; trust: you may depend on the accuracy of the report. 2. to be conditional or contingent: we might go, but it depends. 3. (of a word or other linguistic form) to be subordinate (to another linguistic… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 depend */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈpend] / US verb Word forms depend : present tense I/you/we/they depend he/she/it depends present participle depending past tense depended past participle depended it/that depends mainly spoken used when you cannot give a definite answer,… …

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  • 20 depend*/*/*/ — [dɪˈpend] verb it/that depends spoken used for saying that you cannot give a definite answer until certain details of the situation are described[/ex] How much will I have to pay for a car? It depends what sort of car you want. [/ex] depend on… …

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