independent


independent
adj.
1 not needing other people
VERBS
be, feel, seem
become
remain
make sb

Her travels in Asia have made her a lot more independent.

ADVERB
fiercely, very

Many disabled people are fiercely independent.

completely
fairly, pretty, quite
economically, financially
PREPOSITION
of

By the age of eighteen he was completely independent of his parents.

2 not influenced or controlled by anyone else
VERBS
be
become
remain, stay

His company is a target for takeovers, but plans to stay independent.

make sth
declare sth

In 1961 the country was declared independent.

ADVERB
completely, entirely, fully, genuinely, quite (esp. BrE), totally, truly, wholly
almost, fairly, largely, relatively, virtually

Many local clans remain relatively independent.

increasingly
essentially

This figure is essentially independent of population size.

nominally, supposedly
newly

newly independent countries

politically
logically, statistically

His system rests upon two logically independent arguments.

mutually

They are two separate, mutually independent entities.

PREPOSITION
from

The country became fully independent from France in 1960.

of

an organization that is independent of the government

Independent is used with these nouns: ↑accountant, ↑advice, ↑adviser, ↑agency, ↑appraisal, ↑arbitration, ↑assessment, ↑auditor, ↑body, ↑broadcaster, ↑channel, ↑check, ↑cinema, ↑clause, ↑colony, ↑commentator, ↑commission, ↑confirmation, ↑consultant, ↑contractor, ↑counsel, ↑country, ↑dealer, ↑developer, ↑discipline, ↑distributor, ↑enquiry, ↑entity, ↑evaluation, ↑existence, ↑expenditure, ↑experiment, ↑expert, ↑farmer, ↑film, ↑homeland, ↑hotel, ↑individual, ↑inspection, ↑inspector, ↑institute, ↑investigation, ↑journalist, ↑judge, ↑judgement, ↑kingdom, ↑label, ↑laboratory, ↑learning, ↑manufacturer, ↑means, ↑monitoring, ↑nation, ↑newspaper, ↑observer, ↑operator, ↑origin, ↑panel, ↑paper, ↑producer, ↑professional, ↑prosecutor, ↑publisher, ↑report, ↑republic, ↑researcher, ↑retailer, ↑review, ↑ruler, ↑school, ↑scientist, ↑sector, ↑shopkeeper, ↑source, ↑specialist, ↑spirit, ↑state, ↑status, ↑streak, ↑studio, ↑study, ↑supplier, ↑survey, ↑suspension, ↑thinker, ↑thinking, ↑thought, ↑trader, ↑traveller, ↑tribunal, ↑trust, ↑trustee, ↑union, ↑valuation, ↑verification, ↑watchdog, ↑witness, ↑woman

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