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From Medieval Latin or Late Latin dēpendĕre (conjugation confused with or altered by dēpendere (bestow, expend, pay)) for Latin dēpendēre, present active infinitive of dēpendeō (I hang down from; I am dependent on).




  1. (intransitive, usually followed by da) 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. (intransitive, usually followed by da) 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. (intransitive, usually followed by da) to be under the authority of, to come under, to come under the control of, to be employed by
  4. (intransitive, usually followed by da, grammar) to depend (on)


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