dependent


dependent
adj.
1 needing sb/sth
VERBS
be, feel
become, grow
remain
ADVERB
closely, deeply, greatly, heavily, highly, very

Many of the patients are closely dependent on staff for day-to-day emotional support.

The country is heavily dependent on oil and gas imports.

critically, crucially

Modern science is critically dependent on high-performance computing.

absolutely, completely, entirely, solely, totally, utterly, wholly

Jane had never met anyone so utterly dependent.

The land is dry and wholly dependent on irrigation.

increasingly
overly
largely, mainly
partially, partly

74% of people in the survey were at least partially dependent on their cars.

directly
mutually

The various organs of the body do not function in isolation but are mutually dependent.

economically, financially
emotionally
PREPOSITION
on, upon

Small companies are dependent upon the local economy.

2 dependent on/upon influenced/decided by sth
VERBS
be
ADVERB
strongly
entirely, fully (esp. AmE), solely, totally

The amount of benefit you receive is entirely dependent on the amount you have paid in.

largely, mainly

Your access to a good education is largely dependent on where you live.

partially, partly
Dependent is used with these nouns: ↑child, ↑clause, ↑relative, ↑territory, ↑wife

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