depend verb PHRASAL VERBS depend on/upon sb/sth

1 be affected by sth

ADV. crucially, greatly, very much The future of the company will depend crucially on how consumers respond. | entirely, solely | largely, mainly | partly, rather, to some extent | ultimately Whether or not we can go ultimately depends on the weather.

VERB + DEPEND seem to The outcome seems to depend on the type of soil used.

2 need

ADV. heavily | entirely, solely

PREP. for She depends entirely on her parents for money.