Meaning of “depend on/upon someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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depend on/upon someone/something

phrasal verb with depend us /dɪˈpend/ verb [ I ]

(NEED SUPPORT)

to need the support of someone or something:

Children depend on their parents.
The country depends heavily upon foreign aid.

depend on/upon someone/something

phrasal verb with depend us /dɪˈpend/ verb [ I ]

(HAVE TRUST)

to have confidence in someone or something; trust:

You can always depend on Michael in a crisis.

(Definition of “depend on/upon someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)