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To depend on or trust someone or something - thesaurus


depend on

if one thing depends on another, it is changed or affected by the other thing

rely on

to trust someone or something to do something for you



to be confident that someone is honest, fair, and reliable

count on

to depend on someone to do what you want or expect them to do for you

bank on

to depend on something happening or on someone doing something

lean on

to depend on someone

turn on

to be the issue, fact, or point that something depends on most

ride on

to depend on something for success

hinge on

to depend on something

live off

to depend on someone or something for the money or food that you need

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count with

to depend on something or someone

give someone the benefit of the doubt

to treat someone as if their behaviour is honest or correct, even though you are not certain that it is

hang on

to depend on something



formal if one thing presupposes another, it cannot exist or happen unless the other thing is also true

put all your eggs in one basket

to depend completely on just one idea, plan, or person so that you have no other possibilities if things go wrong



literary if you repose something such as trust or confidence in someone, you have trust or confidence in them

stand or fall by/on something

to succeed or fail because of a particular thing



to be confident that something is safe, reliable, or effective

trust in

to have confidence in someone or something

trust to

to depend on something such as luck or chance to help you to achieve something, usually because you have no other choice



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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