depend on (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. their bad situation

b. their health problems

c. their basic needs

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