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English definition of “depend”


verb [I]     /dɪˈpend/
B1 to be decided by or to change according to the stated thing: Whether or not we go to Mexico for our holiday depends on the cost . [+ question word] I might go to the cinema tomorrow - it depends what time I get home from work .Being based on or depending on something it (all) depends B1 informal it is not decided yet : "Are you going to Emma's party ?" "I don't know , it depends - we might be going away that weekend ."Being based on or depending on something
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