As a freelance writer, I depend for my living on easy relations with magazines, creative-writing departments, and so on.
I'm 55, been unemployed for over a year, have used up my savings and have to depend on my sister to help me out.
Unlike many Hollywood ingénues who depend on their dashing good looks, Kinnaman has formal acting training.
early 15c., "to be attached to as a condition or cause," a figurative use, from Middle French dependre, literally "to hang from, hang down," from Latin dependere "to hang from, hang down; be dependent on, be derived," from de- "from, down" (see de-) + pendere "to hang, be suspended" (see pendant). Related: Depended; depending.