1 not needing other people
be, feel, seem
make sb

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

fiercely, very

Many disabled people are fiercely independent.

fairly, pretty, quite
economically, financially

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

2 not influenced or controlled by anyone else
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.

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

Many local clans remain relatively independent.


This figure is essentially independent of population size.

nominally, supposedly

newly independent countries

logically, statistically

His system rests upon two logically independent arguments.


They are two separate, mutually independent entities.


The country became fully independent from France in 1960.


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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