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rest on/upon sth

formal
phrasal verb with rest uk   us   /rest/ verb
If something rests on a particular idea, belief, or fact, it is based on it or needs it in order for it to be true: Christianity rests on the belief that Jesus was the son of God.
Translations of “rest on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 基於, 以…為基礎…
in Russian зависеть от чего-либо…
in Turkish dayanmak, bağlı olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基于, 以…为基础…
in Polish zależeć od czegoś…
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