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Inherited from Vulgar Latin *dēpendĕre, from Classical Latin dēpendēre.


  • IPA(key): /diˈpɛn.de.re/
  • Rhymes: -ɛndere
  • Hyphenation: di‧pèn‧de‧re
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dipèndere (first-person singular present dipèndo, first-person singular past historic dipési, past participle dipéso, auxiliary èssere) (intransitive) [with da]

  1. to depend (on something), to be up to (someone), to hang (on), to come from, to be due to
    Dipende da te decidere quante informazioni vuoi condividere con chi legge il tuo blog.
    It's up to you to decide just how much information you want to share with the people reading your blog.
    Quanta acqua si dovrebbe bere? Dipende.
    How much water should you drink? It depends.
  2. to be dependent on, to depend on, to rely on
    Gli studenti dipendono sempre più dai loro genitori.
    Students are increasingly dependent on their parents.
  3. to be under the authority of, to come under, to come under the control of, to be employed by
  4. (grammar) to depend (on)