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dependence

Synonyms of dependence in English:

noun

  • 1 she cast off her dependence on her brother
    reliance on, need for, seeking support from, leaning on, clinging to;
  • 2 they help patients to cope with enforced dependence
    helplessness, weakness, defencelessness, vulnerability;
    subservience, subordination
    [Antonyms] independence
  • 3 the figures show a rise in drug dependence
    addiction, dependency, over-reliance, reliance;
    craving, compulsion, fixation, obsession;
    abuse
    US informal jones
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