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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Depend \De*pend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Depended; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Depending.] [F. d['e]pendre, fr. L. depend?re; de- +
     pend?re to hang. See Pendant.]
     1. To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or
        attached to something above.
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              And ever-living lamps depend in rows. --Pope.
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     2. To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or
        undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
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              You will not think it unnatural that those who have
              an object depending, which strongly engages their
              hopes and fears, should be somewhat inclined to
              superstition.                         --Burke.
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     3. To rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to
        be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as
        a necessary condition; -- followed by on or upon, formerly
        by of.
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              The truth of God's word dependeth not of the truth
              of the congregation.                  --Tyndale.
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              The conclusion . . . that our happiness depends
              little on political institutions, and much on the
              temper and regulation of our own minds. --Macaulay.
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              Heaven forming each on other to depend. --Pope.
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     4. To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to
        be certain; -- with on or upon; as, we depend on the word
        or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the
        usual hour.
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              But if you 're rough, and use him like a dog,
              Depend upon it -- he 'll remain incog. --Addison.
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     5. To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
        [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. To impend. [Obs.] --Shak.
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