The Japanese kanji character “依 (い-i or え-e)” has meaning for “depend” or “lean against”. Here are some Japanese kanji words in which the kanji character “依” is included.
旧態依然 (きゅうたいいぜん-kyuutaiizen) means “nothing changed from before state of thing”. We use this word like following example; 彼らの生産方法は旧態依然だ (Karera no sensan houhou ha kyuutaiizan da). This means; Their production process is changed nothing (there is no progress) from the old ways.
依託 (いたく-itaku) means entrustment.
依頼 (いらい-irai) is “to ask someone for doing something”. And the word “依頼人 (いらいにん-irainin)” means “a person who asked some task – (a client)” For Example; この仕事の依頼人は誰ですか？ (Kono shigoto no irainin ha dare desuka?) means Who is a client of this task?
依怙地 (えこじ-ekoji or いこじ-ikoji) means perverseness.