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Synonyms for dependent
dɪˈpɛn dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependant, dependent(adj)

    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. dependent(adj)

    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, qualified(adj)

    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, subordinate(adj)

    (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, dependent(adj)

    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, dependent(adj)

    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-out(adj)

    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


  1. dependent(noun)


  2. dependent(noun)

    Relying upon; depending upon

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


  3. dependent(noun)

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


  4. dependent(adjective)

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


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dependent

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

    independent, irrelative, irrespective, absolute, free

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dependent(a)

    conditioned, contingent

    independent, unconditioned

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How to use dependent in a sentence?

  1. Rasmus Bech Hansen:

    Japan looks to be quite late in the game, they’re dependent on importing many (vaccines) from the U.S. And at the moment, it doesn’t seem very likely they will get very large quantities of for instance, the Pfizer vaccine.

  2. Juha Siikamäki:

    This report provides added evidence on the multiple benefits that societies gain from conserving nature, not only would we be improving the condition of nature and natural resources, we would also improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of people dependent on those resources.

  3. Bruce Walker:

    On the other hand, if some viruses sneak through and infect a cell ; then the body is dependent upon T cells to eliminate the virus, and therein lies the opportunity for us to rethink what we're doing in terms of vaccination -- because those T cells, at least theoretically, could be highly potent and could attenuate the disease. In other words, they wouldn't protect against infection, but they might make infections so asymptomatic that you would not notice it yourself and, in fact, you would never have enough virus in your body to transmit it to somebody else. That's the hypothesis.

  4. Brian Gouldie:

    Some industries are very dependent on them (commodities). Fortunately for us we're not.

  5. Munin Das:

    The land on both sides is equally fertile, however we suffer as we don’t have any irrigation facilities there. This takes a major toll on our land on the other side of the border, we have been traditionally dependent on the rainwater for our cultivation (for) generations, but now as the rainfall has become unpredictable, it is not possible.

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