verb (used without object)
Origin of depend
Related formsin·ter·de·pend, verb (used without object)re·de·pend, verb (used without object)self-de·pend·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for depended
Where the U.S. once depended on its own forces to determine who was military material, this time the Iraqis will decide.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The offensive that toppled Mosul also depended on another key factor: the will to fight.
Almost half of suburban housing, notes historian Alan Wolfe, depended on some form of federal financing.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they depended on Bell as an expert and a negotiator, fluent in Arabic and used to the schisms and vendettas of the region.
I was a failure; I could not even be depended upon to read the map, and how could anyone expect me to read signs in Hebrew?The Upside of a Destination Wedding: Tales of a Serial Wedding Guest|Jen Doll|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet, as we all of us felt, everything now depended on Tempest.Tom, Dick and Harry|Talbot Baines Reed
It depended on him whether the reproach which lay on his religion should be taken away or should be made permanent.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
To a woman who for ten years had depended on others for almost everything but the mere act of breathing, it was joy unspeakable.Across the Years|Eleanor H. Porter
He depended more upon reconnoissances led by his staff engineers, and their reports of situations, approaches, etc.Lee and Longstreet at High Tide|Helen D. Longstreet
Edmonds and Scoggins were ordinary players, and depended on my skill.Secret Band of Brothers|Jonathan Harrington Green