What is another word for depend upon?

182 synonyms found


[ dɪpˈɛnd əpˌɒn], [ dɪpˈɛnd əpˌɒn], [ d_ɪ_p_ˈɛ_n_d ə_p_ˌɒ_n]

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How to use "Depend upon" in context?

If a person depends upon another person for their basic needs such as food, shelter, or safety, then that person is said to be dependent on that person. For example, if John needs to be nourished in order to survive and Mary provides food for him, then John is said to be dependent on Mary. All beings in the natural world are dependent upon one another in one way or another. Dependence can be positive or negative. Dependence can make a person feel close to another person, or it can make a person feel scared or trapped. It all depends on how the person perceives the dependence.

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