rely on; be dependent on; refer oneself to
Children depend on their parents for food and clothing.
Good health depends upon good food, exercise, and getting enough sleep.
She was addicted to barbiturates.
I rely too much on convenience food.
We live in an increasingly interdependent world.
Britain became increasingly dependent upon American technology
I resent being dependent on her.
The local economy is overwhelmingly dependent on oil and gas extraction
But social workers say that this has created a culture of dependency, particularly in urban areas
I don't like relying on the judges 'decisions.
Reliance on sponsorship can have a malign effect on theatre groups.
These charities depend on the compassionate feelings and generosity of the general public
They are reliant on a very limited number of exportable products.
We worried about his dependency on his mother
Her behaviour was childlike and dependent.