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Synonyms for dependence
dɪˈpɛn dənsde·pen·dence

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  1. dependencenoun


  2. dependencenoun

    He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.


  3. dependencenoun

    Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependence, dependance, dependencynoun

    the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

    dependance, habituation, colony, addiction, dependency

  2. addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituationnoun

    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

    dependance, habituation, colony, addiction, dependency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dependencenoun

    connection, concatenation

  2. dependencenoun

    reliance, trust, confidence

  3. dependencenoun

    stay, staff, support, prop, buttress, supporter

  4. dependencenoun

    subordination, subjection

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dependencenoun

    suspension, dependency, reliance, trust, mainstay, support, contingency

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  1. Daniel Purba:

    Pertamina intends to maximise domestic crude processing to reduce dependence on the market.

  2. Dyn Research:

    North Korea has significantly less Internet to lose, compared to other countries with similar populations: Yemen (47 networks), Afghanistan (370 networks), or Taiwan (5,030 networks), and unlike these countries, North Korea maintains dependence on a single international provider, China Unicom.

  3. Jim Krane:

    Saudi Arabia's oil addiction is as strong as ever...economically, of course, the Saudi economy runs on oil. Oil still dominates GDP, exports and government revenues, that said, Saudi Arabia is changing its relationship with oil. The dependence remains. But the kingdom is squeezing more value out of its oil.

  4. David Yeung:

    If we want to change the world, we must find ways to shift Asian diet and consumption, which means we must find ways to reduce Asia's dependence on pork and other meat products.

  5. Michael Bloomberg:

    India's an exception, because India is a phenomenally poor country, they have a dependence on coal which is very difficult to see how quickly they can get away from it.

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