Meaning of DEPENDENT in English

DEPENDENT

adj.

1 needing sb/sth

VERBS

▪ be , feel

▪ become , grow

▪ remain

ADVERB

▪ closely , deeply , greatly , heavily , highly , very

Many of the patients are closely ~ on staff for day-to-day emotional support.

The country is heavily ~ on oil and gas imports.

▪ critically , crucially

Modern science is critically ~ on high-performance computing.

▪ absolutely , completely , entirely , solely , totally , utterly , wholly

Jane had never met anyone so utterly ~.

The land is dry and wholly ~ on irrigation.

▪ increasingly

▪ overly

▪ largely , mainly

▪ partially , partly

74% of people in the survey were at least partially ~ on their cars.

▪ directly

▪ mutually

The various organs of the body do not function in isolation but are mutually ~.

▪ economically , financially

▪ emotionally

PREPOSITION

▪ on , upon

Small companies are ~ upon the local economy.

2 dependent on/upon influenced/decided by sth

VERBS

▪ be

ADVERB

▪ strongly

▪ entirely , fully ( esp. AmE ), solely , totally

The amount of benefit you receive is entirely ~ on the amount you have paid in.

▪ largely , mainly

Your access to a good education is largely ~ on where you live.

▪ partially , partly

Dependent is used with these nouns: ↑ child , ↑ clause , ↑ relative , ↑ territory , ↑ wife

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .