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1    bank on, build upon, calculate on, confide in, count on, lean on, reckon on, rely upon, trust in, turn to  
2    be based on, be contingent on, be determined by, be subject to, be subordinate to, hang on, hinge on, rest on, revolve around  
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  ( depends    3rd person present)   ( depending    present participle)   ( depended    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you say that one thing dependson another, you mean that the first thing will be affected or determined by the second.  
The cooking time needed depends on the size of the potato...      V on/upon n  
How much it costs depends upon how much you buy.      V on/upon wh  
2       verb   If you dependon someone or something, you need them in order to be able to survive physically, financially, or emotionally.   (=rely)  
He depended on his writing for his income...      V on/upon n/-ing  
Choosing the right account depends on working out your likely average balance.      V on/upon n/-ing  
3       verb   If you can dependon a person, organization, or law, you know that they will support you or help you when you need them.   (=rely)  
`You can depend on me,' Cross assured him.      V on/upon n  
4       verb   You use depend in expressions such as it depends to indicate that you cannot give a clear answer to a question because the answer will be affected or determined by other factors.  
`But how long can you stay in the house?'—`I don't know. It depends.'...      it/that V  
It all depends on your definition of punk, doesn't it?      it V on n/wh  
5       prep-phrase   You use depending on when you are saying that something varies according to the circumstances mentioned.  
PREP n/wh  
I tend to have a different answer, depending on the family...     

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to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
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