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be determined by

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count on

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Synonyms for depend

to fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below

depend on: to place trust or confidence in

depend on: to look forward to confidently

depend on: to be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable

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Synonyms for depend

be contingent upon (something that is elided)

have faith or confidence in

References in classic literature ?
Ferrars is certainly nothing to me at present--but the time MAY come--how soon it will come must depend upon herself--when we may be very intimately connected.
Cedric's fate also depends upon thy determination,'' said De Bracy; ``and I leave thee to form it.
And remember," she said, "that as you are a stranger here, your character in Lyvern depends upon the use you make of this opportunity.
But the greatest curiosity, upon which the fate of the island depends, is a loadstone of a prodigious size, in shape resembling a weaver's shuttle.
Don't take away from me the one person who gives to my art whatever charm it possesses: my life as an artist depends on him.
But the safety of the people of America against dangers from FOREIGN force depends not only on their forbearing to give JUST causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to INVITE hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are PRETENDED as well as just causes of war.
Again, Tragedy is the imitation of an action; and an action implies personal agents, who necessarily possess certain distinctive qualities both of character and thought; for it is by these that we qualify actions themselves, and these--thought and character--are the two natural causes from which actions spring, and on actions again all success or failure depends.
I was just going to say that the devil only knows what choice depends on, and that perhaps that was a very good thing, but I remembered the teaching of science .
It is agreed, then, that when the sequence of two things cannot be reversed, then that one on which the other depends is called 'prior' to that other.
Let me tell you, my friends, the whole question depends On an ancient manorial right.
Of course it's an exertion, but still, when I know how much depends upon me in this house, I am obliged to make it.
As the missletoe is disseminated by birds, its existence depends on birds; and it may metaphorically be said to struggle with other fruit-bearing plants, in order to tempt birds to devour and thus disseminate its seeds rather than those of other plants.
It depends chiefly on an acquaintance with the individual parts of each view.
Some poor, broken-down horses, whose mouths have been made hard and insensible by just such drivers as these, may, perhaps, find some support in it; but for a horse who can depend upon his own legs, and who has a tender mouth and is easily guided, it is not only tormenting, but it is stupid.
Mahomet, who was in possession of the mountains, being informed by his spies that the Portuguese were but four hundred, encamped in the plain of Ballut, and sent a message to the general that he knew the Abyssins had imposed on the King of Portugal, which, being acquainted with their treachery, he was not surprised at, and that in compassion of the commander's youth, he would give him and his men, if they would return, free passage, and furnish them with necessaries; that he might consult upon the matter, and depend upon his word, reminding him, however, that it was not safe to refuse his offer.