Depends vs Based - What's the difference?

depends | based |

As verbs the difference between depends and based

is that depends is while based is (base).

As an adjective based is

founded on; having a basis; often used in combining forms.




  • (depend)

  • depend



    (en verb)
  • To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
  • * 1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick :
  • The long rows of teeth on the bulwarks glistened in the moonlight; and like the white ivory tusks of some huge elephant, vast curving icicles depended from the bows.
  • * 1982 , Paul Fussell, My War :
  • Besides, if you worked up to be a cadet officer, you got to wear a Sam Browne belt, from which depended a nifty saber.
  • To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
  • To rely on for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; — followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
  • (senseid)To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; — with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
  • To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
  • based



    (en adjective)
  • founded on; having a basis; often used in combining forms
  • That was a soundly based argument.

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  • (base)
  • Being derived from (usually followed by on' or ' upon ).
  • It's a new film based on a best-selling novel.
  • Having a
  • The ladder is based on the even sidewalk for stability.
  • Having a base of operations.
  • The company is based in New York.