Translation of "depend" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈpend/ us /dɪˈpend/
it/that depends

B1 used to say that you are not certain about something because other things affect your answer

depende (de)
‘Are you coming out tonight?’ ‘It depends where you’re going.’

(Translation of “depend” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /diˈpend/

(with on)

to rely on

contar con, fiarse de
You can’t depend on his arriving on time.

to rely on receiving necessary (financial) support from

depender de
The school depends for its survival on money from the Church.

(of a future happening etc) to be decided by

depender de
Our success depends on everyone working hard.
dependable adjective

(opposite undependable) trustworthy or reliable

fiable, digno de confianza
I know he’ll remember to get the milk – he’s very dependable.
dependant noun

a person who is kept or supported by another

persona a su cargo
He has five dependants to support – a wife and four children.
dependence noun

the state of needing the support of someone or something in order to live or be successful

the charity’s dependence on public donations.

(also dependency) the state of being addicted to something

alcohol/drug dependence.

the fact that one thing is affected by another

the mutual dependence of the various parts of the human body.
dependent adjective

relying on (someone etc) for (financial) support

He is totally dependent on his parents.

(of a future happening etc) to be decided by

Whether we go or not is dependent on whether we have enough money.
it/that depends ( it all depends)

what happens, is decided etc, will be affected by something else

eso depende
I don’t know if I’ll go to the party – it all depends.
to look after one’s dependants (not dependents).to be dependent (not dependant) on one’s parents.

(Translation of “depend” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)