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
References in classic literature ?
It may be all right, sir, but I have no overweening reliance on the faith of these marquesses, or marquis, as they call themselves.
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.
The principle of reliance and unquestioning faith, which is its foundation, is more a native element in this race than any other; and it has often been found among them, that a stray seed of truth, borne on some breeze of accident into hearts the most ignorant, has sprung up into fruit, whose abundance has shamed that of higher and more skilful culture.
Emma Jane and Rebecca had a dialogue, and the sense of companionship buoyed up Emma Jane and gave her self- reliance.
Her sorrow, her disappointment, her deep regret, when I told her that I was obliged to leave Devonshire so immediately--I never shall forget it--united too with such reliance, such confidence in me
I am sure most people would have thought him an ugly man; yet there was so much unconscious pride in his port; so much ease in his demeanour; such a look of complete indifference to his own external appearance; so haughty a reliance on the power of other qualities, intrinsic or adventitious, to atone for the lack of mere personal attractiveness, that, in looking at him, one inevitably shared the indifference, and, even in a blind, imperfect sense, put faith in the confidence.
She tried to proceed; but her inveterate reserve -- or, perhaps, her obstinate reliance on her own opinions -- silenced her at those last words.
I know, Doctor Manette--how can I fail to know--that, mingled with the affection and duty of a daughter who has become a woman, there is, in her heart, towards you, all the love and reliance of infancy itself.
If I had any doubt of him, I suppose this half awakened it; but I am inclined to believe that with the simple confidence of a child, and the natural reliance of a child upon superior years(qualities I am very sorry any children should prematurely change for worldly wisdom), I had no serious mistrust of him on the whole, even then.
The book itself had the appearance of having been stolen from some court of justice, and perhaps his knowledge of its antecedents, combined with his own experience in that wise, gave him a reliance on its powers as a sort of legal spell or charm.
There was therefore no hope but in passive fortitude, and in that strong reliance on Heaven natural to great and generous characters.
Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty.

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