Definition of Depend upon

1. Verb. Be contingent on. "Your grade will depends on your homework"




2. Verb. Put trust in with confidence. "You can rely on his discretion"
Exact synonyms: Depend On, Rely On, Rely Upon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Depend Upon

depave
depaved
depaves
depaving
depeach
depeached
depeche
depeches
depectible
depeculation
depeculations
depeinct
depeincts
depend
depend on
depend upon (current term)
dependabilities
dependability
dependable
dependableness
dependables
dependably
dependance
dependances
dependant
dependant on(p)
dependants
depended
dependee
dependence

Literary usage of Depend upon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... after its delivery to the next succeeding carrier on the prescribed route to New York, must depend upon the inquiry whether defendant, in any form, ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Together with an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"So that he was henceforward resolved to rely upon God Almighty, and not so much to depend upon what might possibly prevail upon the affections of those, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"28 and 29) we see that the horizontal distance to which the two ends of a faulted stratum may be separated does not depend upon the amount of throw but upon ..."

4. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"... intention out of the question, but such also as depend upon the connexion there may be between these first- mentioned consequences and the intention. ..."

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