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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 Antonyms

  1. dependent

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

    independent, irrelative, irrespective, absolute, free

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Words

  1. dependentadjective

    conditioned, contingent

    independent, unconditioned

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How to use dependent in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A book or a movie which lacks the good quality content has to be dependent on the good quantity of controversy and publicity only.

  2. Mazie Hirono:

    It's particularly dangerous in my opinion for the weather reports and warnings about hurricanes to be politicized because people are dependent on the weather report and if they are going to be struck with a hurricane they need to do preparations.

  3. Yuval Steinitz:

    Turkey would very much like to diversify its energy imports and resources, they don't want to be dependent on one source, or two sources of energy.

  4. Murat Toprak:

    We don't want to be buyers of EM currencies at this juncture, if we look at the rouble or the rand, those currencies remain quite fragile, very dependent on oil or what the central banks will do this week.

  5. Cat Ellington:

    I love people wholeheartedly, but my quality of life is not dependent upon whether or not they like, love, or approve of me.

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