dependent - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/dɪˈpendənt/
  1. 1
    if you are dependent on someone or something, you need them in order to live or succeed

    a married couple with dependent children

    dependent on/upon:

    They hate being dependent on their parents.

  2. 2
    if one thing is dependent on another, it is affected by the other thing and changes if the other thing changes
    dependent on:

    Your pay is dependent on your work experience.