Depends vs Despends - What's the difference?

depends | despends |


As verbs the difference between depends and despends

is that depends is while despends is (despend).

depends

English

Verb

(head)
  • (depend)

  • depend

    English

    Verb

    (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.
  • despends

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (despend)

  • despend

    English

    Alternative forms

    * dispend

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To spend; to squander.
  • (Howell)
    (Webster 1913)