Phrasal Verbs

depend on (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb depend on (2)


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


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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