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What is the opposite of independent?

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Adjective
(on) Opposite of not influenced by others
“Business decisions were made dependent on the outcomes derived from the meeting.”
Adjective
Opposite of not supported by public or government funds
Public libraries are pivotal to a state's education and literacy.”
Adjective
Opposite of not connected or related to each other
“The step-siblings may have different surnames, but they are related by sharing the same mother.”
Adjective
(related) Opposite of standing on its own apart from the others
“I believe I am well-suited for the job due to my past experience in a related role.”
Adjective
(secondary) Opposite of standing on its own apart from the others
“A secondary branch was set up in Australia to service the Asia Pacific region.”
Adjective
Opposite of not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence
“I was rather dependent on my parents for financial support when I was in college and didn't have a job.”
Adjective
Opposite of free from outside control or authority
“Due to his poor performance, his work had to be controlled and monitored.”
Adjective
(of a country or nation) Opposite of able to function or operate independently
“Greenland is a dependent territory of Denmark.”
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(of a person or lifestyle) Opposite of isolated from others
“Ellen lived a very busy life, and would rarely be alone at home.”
Adjective
Opposite of impartial and not taking sides
“I will offer my opinion, but you must realize that I am heavily biased when it comes to this issue.”
Adjective
Opposite of not committed to a cause, side, activity, etc.
Adjective
Opposite of differing from or in conflict with each other
Adjective
Opposite of of being a once-off event or situation
“A recurring problem at the park was the amount of litter that would accumulate each day.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to a single person or thing
“If you find yourself a partner of a similar height and build to yourself, you are effectively doubling your collective wardrobes.”
Adjective
Opposite of working for oneself, rather than for an employer
Adjective
Opposite of performed by an individual without assistance
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to form one's own opinion independent of dogma
Adjective
Opposite of choosing not to socialize with, or to reveal thoughts and feelings to, others
“Friends recall him as an extroverted man who regularly socialized with others.”
Adjective
Opposite of without help from others
Adjective
Opposite of working for oneself, rather than for an employer
Adjective
Opposite of based on individual opinion or experience
“There have been numerous good reviews published for this book and the general opinion is that this is an excellent book.”
Adjective
Opposite of engaged from outside a particular group or organization
“I have been able to sell the game to other specialty markets, and I have used an in-house salesperson to take care of these sales efforts instead of doing it myself.”
Adjective
Opposite of not connected with one's work or official position
“The First Lady was presented with a gift during her official visit to the city.”
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Opposite of done deliberately through one's own volition after thorough consideration
Adjective
Opposite of exclusively allocated to or intended for a particular purpose
“Also within the curriculum, there are eight unassigned periods a week in elementary and middle schools.”
Adjective
Opposite of not connected with any specific body or group
Adjective
Opposite of able to be separated
Adjective
Opposite of not connected with or relevant to something
“At the risk of oversimplifying, the relevant questions can be gathered under three crude rubrics as the What, How, and Why questions.”
Adjective
Opposite of not controlled or restrained in any way
Adjective
Opposite of being (alone) by oneself
“Lisa was one of many children that lived in the family of twelve next door.”
Adjective
Opposite of unmarried or not involved in a romantic relationship
“I can proudly say that I have been married to my spouse for forty years.”
Adjective
Opposite of independent of external influences
Noun
Opposite of a person unlike most others
“He tended to be a conformist whose views were primarily shaped by mainstream propaganda.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who takes part in a rebellion
Adverb
Opposite of by oneself, without help from others
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