- 1 1.1 (rely, be dependent)to depend
onsomebody/somethingdependerthis town depends on the tourist trade dealguien/algoesta ciudad depende or vive del turismothey depend on him for their livelihooddependen de él para su sustentoExample sentences1.2 (be determined by)to depend
- This meals-on-wheels and other services depend on financial support from the public.
- Small enterprises depend on community financial support to move from small to medium size.
- The media have gone from depending upon subscribers to depending upon advertisers for financial support.
onsomethingdependera good deal depends on what happens tomorrow dealgomucho depende de lo que pase mañanait all depends (on) what you mean by free willtodo depende de lo que tú entiendas por libre albedríoare you going to the cinema tonight? — it depends¿vas a ir al cine esta noche? — dependeExample sentences
- It is very evident that the rigour with which merger control is enforced depends in part on the agenda of the Minister.
- The investment return depends solely on the difference between what you paid and what someone else pays you when you sell.
- This figure varies between blood banks, depending again on the testing methodologies and tests used in screening.
- 2 (count on, be sure of)to depend
ono uponsomebody/somethingcontaryou can depend on her support conalguien/algopuedes contar con su apoyo or con que te apoyarásome people just can't be depended onno se puede contar con or confiar en ciertas personasI'll be there, (you can) depend on itestaré ahí, cuenta con ello or tenlo por seguroyou can't depend on him to tell the truthno puedes estar seguro de que va a decir la verdadExample sentences
- As the months sped by, Jenny grew to rely and depend on Sammy more than ever before.
- Instead of depending on medication, I rely on exercise to keep my body healthy.
- Your child wants you to stay in control while they are out of control, so they can rely and depend on you.
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