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An example use of depend in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… a lot of states depend on tourism and …”
Depend means to rely on something or someone for support or help.
the word depend occurs in english on average 12.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that depend can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) people, society, and culture;