verb (used without object)
Origin of depend
Examples from the Web for depend
All of these far future speculations, of course, depend on a series of “ifs.”
Experts agree that much will depend on the measures undertaken both by the United States and Cuba.
After all, smaller developing nations like Cameroon often depend on trade with and aid from the West.
Attacks are underreported and surveys often depend on what questions were asked and who responded.
Two-thirds of the 22 million people in West Africa depend on farming to live.
It may also depend upon the physical condition of the victim at the time the venom enters into the system.
Should anything immediately result from it, you may depend on the earliest intelligence.
I want you to come ashore with me and find out for yourself from my lawyer that you can depend on the money.The White Blackbird|Hudson Douglas
At Tali-fang one would have to depend upon his own resources to get a guide to take him into Tibet, he said.Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
The distance to which they can work forward and establish themselves under these conditions will depend on the ground.
Word Origin for depend
early 15c., "to be attached to as a condition or cause," a figurative use, from Middle French dependre, literally "to hang from, hang down," from Latin dependere "to hang from, hang down; be dependent on, be derived," from de- "from, down" (see de-) + pendere "to hang, be suspended" (see pendant). Related: Depended; depending.