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Definitions and Synonyms of rest on | Another word for rest on | What is rest on?

Definition 1: rest on for support - [verb of contact]

Samples where rest on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you can lean on me if you get tired

Synonyms for rest on in the sense of this definition

(rest on is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

Definition 2: be based on; of theories and claims, for example - [verb of stative]

Samples where rest on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What's this new evidence based on?

Synonyms for rest on in the sense of this definition

(rest on is a kind of ...) be contingent on

"The outcomes rides on the results of the election" "Your grade will depends on your homework"

(... is a kind of rest on ) be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense

"This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"

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