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Synonyms for dependent
dɪˈpɛn dəntde·pen·dent

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  1. dependentnoun


  2. dependentnoun

    Relying upon; depending upon

    At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.


  3. dependentnoun

    (of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle


  4. dependentadjective

    Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dependent

    hanging, resting, contingent, trusting, relying, subject, relative

    independent, irrelative, irrespective, absolute, free

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dependant, dependentadjective

    a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)


    nonsymbiotic, nonparasitic, self-sustaining, unconditional, autonomous, commutative, autarkic, fissiparous, self-reliant, insubordinate, unconditioned, self-supporting, single-handed, main(a), item-by-item, individual, independent, breakaway, unaddicted, self-sufficing, self-sufficient, unsupported, self-directed, separatist, free-living, unaffiliated, strong-minded, case-by-case, autarkical, indie

  2. dependentadjective

    relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

    "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"

    pendent, drug-addicted, dependant, subordinate, qualified, strung-out, subject, pendant, hooked

    nonparasitic, fissiparous, self-sufficient, unconditional, separatist, autonomous, autarkical, commutative, indie, independent, self-directed, item-by-item, self-sufficing, insubordinate, self-sustaining, unsupported, case-by-case, unaffiliated, unaddicted, strong-minded, breakaway, unconditioned, self-reliant, single-handed, self-supporting, individual, nonsymbiotic, free-living, main(a), autarkic

  3. dependent, dependant, qualifiedadjective

    contingent on something else

    pendent, drug-addicted, restricted, dependant, subordinate, qualified, strung-out, subject, certified, pendant, hooked

    autarkic, self-directed, self-sustaining, main(a), strong-minded, insubordinate, fissiparous, commutative, autonomous, nonparasitic, single-handed, self-sufficient, case-by-case, nonsymbiotic, unconditional, autarkical, item-by-item, individual, unconditioned, self-sufficing, independent, free-living, self-reliant, unaffiliated, self-supporting, separatist, breakaway, unaddicted, unsupported, indie

  4. dependent, subordinateadjective

    (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

    "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

    pendent, drug-addicted, dependant, subordinate, qualified, strung-out, low-level, subject, pendant, hooked

    unsupported, individual, strong-minded, independent, unconditioned, nonparasitic, autarkical, self-sufficing, unconditional, self-sustaining, self-sufficient, separatist, unaddicted, indie, item-by-item, breakaway, self-reliant, main(a), self-directed, autarkic, self-supporting, autonomous, insubordinate, case-by-case, nonsymbiotic, free-living, single-handed, unaffiliated, fissiparous, commutative

  5. pendent, pendant, dependentadjective

    held from above

    "a pendant bunch of grapes"

    pendent, drug-addicted, dependant, subordinate, qualified, strung-out, subject, pendant, hooked

    autarkical, individual, self-directed, fissiparous, unconditioned, commutative, case-by-case, unaddicted, unaffiliated, unconditional, nonsymbiotic, independent, separatist, autonomous, main(a), strong-minded, free-living, unsupported, self-sufficing, self-sustaining, item-by-item, autarkic, nonparasitic, indie, breakaway, self-supporting, self-sufficient, insubordinate, self-reliant, single-handed

  6. subject, dependentadjective

    being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

    "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"

    pendent, drug-addicted, dependant, subordinate, qualified, strung-out, subject, open, pendant, hooked, capable

    self-supporting, self-reliant, nonsymbiotic, autarkical, item-by-item, main(a), unaddicted, autonomous, nonparasitic, unconditional, independent, breakaway, self-sustaining, commutative, strong-minded, insubordinate, fissiparous, free-living, indie, case-by-case, unconditioned, unaffiliated, separatist, individual, self-sufficing, single-handed, unsupported, self-directed, self-sufficient, autarkic

  7. dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-outadjective

    addicted to a drug

    pendent, hooklike, aquiline, drug-addicted, dependant, subordinate, qualified, strung-out, subject, pendant, hooked

    self-sufficient, single-handed, indie, unconditional, autonomous, main(a), commutative, self-reliant, unconditioned, insubordinate, nonsymbiotic, independent, self-supporting, separatist, individual, unaddicted, nonparasitic, unsupported, self-sustaining, free-living, autarkical, self-directed, self-sufficing, item-by-item, fissiparous, unaffiliated, autarkic, strong-minded, breakaway, case-by-case

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dependentadjective

    conditioned, contingent

    independent, unconditioned

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  1. Warren Bennis:

    What makes a good follower The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.

  2. Daniel Malchuk:

    If you look at our copper portfolio, these are assets that will be operating for decades. So the value of our assets is not dependent on what happens today or in six months time. It is dependent on what is going to happen in the next 10 or 20 years.

  3. Epicurus:

    The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.

  4. Sophocles:

    Success is dependent on effort.

  5. U.S. vs Cruikshan:

    The right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is not a right granted by the Constitution neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.

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