reliance


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re·li·ance

 (rĭ-lī′əns)
n.
1. The act of relying or the state of being reliant: the economy's reliance on imported oil.
2. The faith, confidence, or trust felt by one who relies: The general placed his reliance on the element of surprise. See Synonyms at trust.
3. Archaic One relied on; a mainstay.

reliance

(rɪˈlaɪəns)
n
1. dependence, confidence, or trust
2. something or someone upon which one relies
reˈliant adj
reˈliantly adv

re•li•ance

(rɪˈlaɪ əns)

n.
1. confident or trustful dependence.
2. confidence.
3. something or someone relied on.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reliance - certainty based on past experience; "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"; "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
certainty - the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the others"
2.reliance - the state of relying on something
dependence, dependency, dependance - the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else

reliance

noun
1. dependency, dependence, leaning the country's increasing reliance on foreign aid
2. trust, confidence, belief, faith, assurance, credence, credit If you respond immediately, you will guarantee people's reliance on you.

reliance

noun
Absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of another:
Translations
إعْتِماد، ثِقَه
spoléhání
afhængighed
òaî aî vera háîur/reiîa sig á
spoliehanie sa
bağımlılık

reliance

[rɪˈlaɪəns] N reliance on sth (= trust) → confianza f en algo; (= dependence) → dependencia f de algo
our excessive reliance on himnuestra excesiva dependencia con respecto de él, el que dependamos tanto de él
you can place no reliance on thatno hay que fiarse de eso, no hay que tener confianza en eso

reliance

[rɪˈlaɪəns] n
(= dependence) reliance on sth → dépendance f envers qch
society's increasing reliance on technology → la dépendance croissante de la société envers la technologie

reliance

n (= trust, confidence)Vertrauen nt (→ on auf (+acc)); to place reliance on somebody/somethingsich auf jdn/etw (acc)verlassen; his reliance on his memory rather than his notes always gets him into difficultieser verlässt sich auf sein Gedächtnis statt auf seine Notizen und kommt dadurch immer in Schwierigkeiten

reliance

[rɪˈlaɪəns] n reliance (on)dipendenza (da)

reliable,

reliance

etc see rely

rely

(rəˈlai) : rely on verb
1. to depend on or need. The people on the island relied on the supplies that were brought from the mainland; I am relying on you to help me.
2. to trust (someone) to do something; to be certain that (something will happen). Can he rely on him to keep a secret?; He can be relied on; That is what will probably happen, but we can't rely on it.
reˈliable (-ˈlai-) adjective
(negative unreliable) able to be trusted. Is he reliable?; Is this information reliable?
reˌliaˈbility noun
reˈliably (-ˈlai-) adverb
from a reliable source; by a reliable person. I am reliably informed that the Prime Minister is going to resign.
reˈliance (-ˈlai-) noun
a country's reliance on aid from other countries; a child's reliance on its mother.
reˈliant adjective
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With fortitude, please God," answered the Assistant Pocketer, his eyes to Heaven raising - "with fortitude and a firm reliance on the laxity of the law.
What is the aboriginal Self, on which a universal reliance may be grounded?
On the strength of Darcy's regard, Bingley had the firmest reliance, and of his judgement the highest opinion.
Ogden, a gentleman on whose talents and integrity the highest reliance could be placed, sailed as supercargo.
Where was his reliance on my sense and goodness then?
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Besides the reliance on superior numbers, a kind of valour which hath raised a certain nation among the moderns to a high pitch of glory, there was another reason for the extraordinary courage which Partridge now discovered; for he had at present as much of that quality as was in the power of liquor to bestow.
My absolute reliance on her was the one earthly consideration which helped me to restrain myself, and gave me courage to wait.
My son's tutor is a conscientious gentleman; and if I had not implicit reliance on my son, I should have reliance on him.
Yes, there was Lord Decimus Tite Barnacle, who had risen to official heights on the wings of one indignant idea, and that was, My Lords, that I am yet to be told that it behoves a Minister of this free country to set bounds to the philanthropy, to cramp the charity, to fetter the public spirit, to contract the enterprise, to damp the independent self- reliance, of its people.
Owing to a confident reliance upon other means of determining the vessel's place, some merchantmen, and many whalemen, especially when cruising, wholly neglect to heave the log; though at the same time, and frequently more for form's sake than anything else, regularly putting down upon the customary slate the course steered by the ship, as well as the presumed average rate of progression every hour.
Emma Jane and Rebecca had a dialogue, and the sense of companionship buoyed up Emma Jane and gave her self- reliance.

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