depend-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: be contingent on

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[patient] DEPEND ON NP2[agent] NP1[patient] DEPEND ON NP2[theme]

Interest rates will depend on whether the economy continues to heat up.
A vintage year for Cabernet grapes depends on many variables.
We'll hold the wedding ceremony under the awnings, or out in the garden, depending on weather.
Your grade will depend upon how well you do on the final exam.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Contingency
PropBank: depend.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
depend_upon 1

Sense Number 2: count on or trust

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[patient[human]] DEPEND ON NP2

Can I depend on you to watch the baby?
It will be cold in January, you can depend on that!
John says we can't depend on the main sail to not tear during a storm.

VerbNet: rely-70
FrameNet: Reliance
PropBank: depend.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2