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Synonyms for depend

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 ?
And this being so, can one help being tempted to rejoice that it has not yet come off, and that desire still depends on something we don't know?
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.
This I entreat of you, dear sir," said she, "for your sake, as well as my own, since you are so very kind to tell me your happiness depends on mine.