• To be contingent or conditioned; to have something as a necessary condition; to hinge on.
  • To trust; to have confidence; to rely.
  • To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
  • To be pending; to be undetermined or undecided.
  • To cause to be contingent or dependent on; to set as a necessity.


  • From Middle English dependen, from Old French dependre and Latin dependeō, from Latin dē- + pendeō.

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