1. [ verb ] be contingent upon (something that is ellided)

"That depends"

Related terms: be hand_by_a_hair
2. [ verb ] have faith or confidence in
Synonyms: calculate count look reckon bet

"you can count on me to help you any time" "Look to your friends for support" "You can bet on that!" "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

Related terms: trust dependence
Similar spelling:   defend