Definition of Dependence:

  1. State of psychological and/or physiological reliance on certain substances resulting from their habitual use, and accompanied by a compulsion to continue the use. See also addiction.

Synonyms of Dependence

Maecenas, A habit, Abettor, Acceptation, Acception, Acquiescence, Acquired tolerance, Acute alcoholism, Addictedness, Addiction, Admirer, Advocate, Aficionado, Alcoholism, Amphetamine withdrawal symptoms, Angel, Apologist, Aspiration, Assumption, Assurance, Assured faith, Assuredness, Backer, Barbiturate addiction, Barbiturism, Belief, Buff, Certainty, Chain smoking, Champion, Cheerful expectation, Chronic alcoholism, Clientage, Clientship, Cocainism, Confidence, Contingency, Conviction, Correlation, Crash, Craving, Credence, Credit, Credulity, Danglement, Dangling, Defender, Dependency, Desire, Dipsomania, Doomed hope, Drug addiction, Drug culture, Drug dependence, Encourager, Endorser, Expectation, Exponent, Fair prospect, Faith, Fan, Favorer, Fervent hope, Friend at court, Good cheer, Good hope, Great expectations, Habituation, Hanging, High hopes, Hope, Hopeful prognosis, Hopefulness, Hopes, Hoping, Hoping against hope, Interrelation, Lover, Mainstay, Maintainer, Nicotine addiction, Paranymph, Partisan, Patron, Pendency, Pendulosity, Pendulousness, Pensileness, Pensility, Physical dependence, Prayerful hope, Presumption, Promise, Promoter, Prospect, Prospects, Protagonist, Psychological dependence, Reception, Relativity, Reliance, Reliance on, Sanguine expectation, Second, Seconder, Sectary, Security, Sider, Sponsor, Stalwart, Standby, Stock, Store, Support, Supporter, Sureness, Surety, Suspense, Suspension, Suspension of disbelief, Sustainer, Sympathizer, Tolerance, Trust, Tutelage, Upholder, Votary, Wardship, Well-grounded hope, Well-wisher, Withdrawal sickness, Withdrawal symptoms

How to use Dependence in a sentence?

  1. I had a really strong dependence on alcohol and needed it nightly in order to feel safe and at home with myself.
  2. The dependence on the new system was quite high so we had decided to test our old systems in case of emergency.
  3. Sometimes you will end up having a dependence on one of your suppliers and they may realize this and take advantage of it.

Meaning of Dependence & Dependence Definition