Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “depend on/upon sb/sth” en inglés

See all translations

depend on/upon sb/sth

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

(TRUST)

B2 to trust someone or something and know that that person or thing will help you or do what you want or expect him, her, or it to do: You can always depend on Michael in a crisis. [+ to infinitive] I'm depending on you to keep your promise. [+ -ing verb] You can't always depend on flights arriving on time. humorous You can depend on Jana to be late (= she is always late).
More examples

(SUPPORT)

B2 to need something, or need the help and support of someone or something, in order to live or continue as before: Charities depend on people supporting their activities. The country depends heavily on foreign aid. Elaine depends upon Bob completely for her happiness.
More examples
(Definition of depend on/upon sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de depend on/upon sb/sth
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “depend on/upon sb/sth” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Palabra del día

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Aprende más 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Aprende más