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depend on (2)

Meaning: If you depend on someone, you rely on them to give you what you need.

Synonym: rely on, count on

For example:

  • depend on sb/sth We depend on each other for help when we have problems. We can't depend on the government to help us.

  • depend on sb/sth for sth Children depend on their parents for food, shelter and an education.

Quick Quiz:

Sanjeep's parents are very old and poor. They depend on him for
  1. their bad situation
  2. their health problems
  3. their basic needs

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