depend on (1)
Meaning: If one thing depends on another, it cannot happen without the other, or it is greatly affected by the other.
- depend on sth I don't know if I can go to Oxford university yet. It depends on my exam results.
- depend on sth We're not sure what we're doing tomorrow. It depends on the weather. If it's hot, we'll go swimming, but if it's cold, we'll go see a movie.
The manager makes all the decisions, so whether I get the promotion or not depends on