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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)

    Synonyms:
    dependant

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. dependent(noun)

    Synonyms:
    dependant

  2. dependent(noun)

    Relying upon; depending upon

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

    Synonyms:
    dependant

  3. dependent(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    dependant

  4. dependent(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    dependant

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dependent

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

    Antonyms:
    independent, irrelative, irrespective, absolute, free

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dependent(a)

    Synonyms:
    conditioned, contingent

    Antonyms:
    independent, unconditioned

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How to use dependent in a sentence?

  1. Dave Chesnosky:

    I'm seeing rents are down 10 % to 20 %, with higher-end and luxury units taking the biggest hits, but these drops are dependent on the location and uniqueness of a unit.

  2. Lisa Drayer:

    The actual number of portions for each food group that you should consume each day will depend upon your individual calorie needs -- which is dependent on your personal weight goals as well as factors including your height, weight, age, gender, and activity level.

  3. Donald Trump:

    How do we allow people to ascend the ladder of opportunity rather than how do we give them everything and keep them dependent?

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Each and every employee of an organization does its publicity round-the-clock, but this image promotion as good or bad is less dependent on their performance or productivity related to business activity and more on their true brand identity imprinted in the hearts and minds of the society.

  5. Tawfiq Shaher:

    People can't afford it and people displaced from their homes, don't have any means to and are dependent on international aid, which is scarce.


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