depend depend  /dɪ ˈpɛnd/


  1. (v) be contingent upon (something that is elided)
  2. (v) have faith or confidence in


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  1. A new study suggests that male monkeys trade favors with females for sex and that the market price depends on availability.
  2. Parents insist that how kids turn out depends on when they were born.
  3. Its destructive power would really depend on the size of the conventional bomb, and the volume and nature of the nuclear material.


  1. Vt. camp focuses on fun and nutrition

    Thousands of Vt. children depend on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. But when cafeterias close in June, those kids lose an important source of nutrition. A special summer camp works to fill that void.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WCAX-TV Vermont

  2. The Illustrated History Of High Yield

    Buybacks, dividends, and M&A all depend on firms' abilities to borrow cheap. With leverage ratios rising (and micro fundamentals weakening) as we noted here , macro fundamentals deteriorating, and the visible hand of the Fed now lifting off the repressed neck of risk managers, we have a simple question - What Happens Next? Simply put, your glowing stocks cannot rally in a world of surging debt ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  3. Does future of human race depend on Kansas Mine?

    After most of the world's population is wiped off the map by a wayward meteorite or hail of nuclear missiles, the survival of the human race might just depend on a few thousand people huddled in recreational vehicles deep in the bowels of an eastern Kansas mine.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News Bakersfield


  1. "The most important lesson to be taken away is that the benefits of legalization depend strongly on how it is implemented. Some veteran growers in far northern California oppose legalization, fearing it would increase competition and cut profits,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Daniel Hamburg Source: Birmingham Star

  2. "Our children's health should not depend on the consciences of anonymous sources. Although McDonald's did the right thing by recalling these products, we need stronger testing standards to ensure that all children's products are proven safe before...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Jackie Speier Source: San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

  3. "This will depend on to what extent the political parties will be flexible," Othman said in an interview. "But if they stay adamant to their demands then, in my opinion, it will be hard to go forward."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: The Associated Press

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /