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re·ly

 (rĭ-lī′)
intr.v. re·lied, re·ly·ing, re·lies
1. To be dependent for support, help, or supply: relies on her parents for tuition.
2. To place or have faith or confidence: relied on them to tell him the truth.

[Middle English relien, to rally, from Old French relier, from Latin religāre, to bind fast : re-, re- + ligāre, to bind; see leig- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

re·li′er n.
Synonyms: rely, depend, trust
These verbs share the meaning to place or have faith or confidence in someone or something: He relies on his parents for support. Our theater group depends on volunteers to act as ushers. I trust my sister's advice.

rely

(rɪˈlaɪ)
vb (intr; foll by on or upon) , -lies, -lying or -lied
1. to be dependent (on): he relies on his charm.
2. to have trust or confidence (in): you can rely on us.
[C14: from Old French relier to fasten together, repair, from Latin religāre to tie back, from re- + ligāre to tie]

re•ly

(rɪˈlaɪ)

v.i. -lied, -ly•ing.
to depend confidently; put trust in (usu. fol. by on or upon): Can I rely on your support?
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French relier < Latin religāre to bind fast, hold firmly. See re-, ligament]
re•li′er, n.

rely


Past participle: relied
Gerund: relying

Imperative
rely
rely
Present
I rely
you rely
he/she/it relies
we rely
you rely
they rely
Preterite
I relied
you relied
he/she/it relied
we relied
you relied
they relied
Present Continuous
I am relying
you are relying
he/she/it is relying
we are relying
you are relying
they are relying
Present Perfect
I have relied
you have relied
he/she/it has relied
we have relied
you have relied
they have relied
Past Continuous
I was relying
you were relying
he/she/it was relying
we were relying
you were relying
they were relying
Past Perfect
I had relied
you had relied
he/she/it had relied
we had relied
you had relied
they had relied
Future
I will rely
you will rely
he/she/it will rely
we will rely
you will rely
they will rely
Future Perfect
I will have relied
you will have relied
he/she/it will have relied
we will have relied
you will have relied
they will have relied
Future Continuous
I will be relying
you will be relying
he/she/it will be relying
we will be relying
you will be relying
they will be relying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been relying
you have been relying
he/she/it has been relying
we have been relying
you have been relying
they have been relying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been relying
you will have been relying
he/she/it will have been relying
we will have been relying
you will have been relying
they will have been relying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been relying
you had been relying
he/she/it had been relying
we had been relying
you had been relying
they had been relying
Conditional
I would rely
you would rely
he/she/it would rely
we would rely
you would rely
they would rely
Past Conditional
I would have relied
you would have relied
he/she/it would have relied
we would have relied
you would have relied
they would have relied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rely - have confidence or faith inrely - have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
believe - accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits"
credit - have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of
lean - rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
depend, bet, reckon, calculate, count, look - have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
Translations
يَثِق، يَعْتَمِديَعْتَمِد على
počítatspoléhatspoléhat na
stole på
luottaa
bízikszámít
reiîa sig átreysta
būt atkarīgampaļautiesticēt
zanesti se
güvenmekitimat etmek

rely

[rɪˈlaɪ] VI to rely (up)on sth/sb (= depend on) → depender de algo/algn; (= count on) → contar con algo/algn; (= trust) → confiar en algo/algn, fiarse de algo/algn
he had gradually come to rely on herhabía llegado poco a poco a depender de ella
can we rely on your help?¿podemos contar con tu ayuda?
she'll come, you can rely upon itvendrá, con eso puedes contar, vendrá, cuenta con ello
you can't rely on the trains/the weatherno se puede uno fiar de los trenes/del tiempo
to rely (up)on sth/sb for sthdepender de algo/algn para algo
the island relies on tourism for its incomela isla depende del turismo como fuente de ingresos
to rely (up)on sth/sb to do sth: we are relying on you to do itcontamos con usted para hacerlo
you can rely on him to be latepuedes tener por seguro or ten por seguro que va a llegar tarde
can I rely on you to behave?¿puedo confiar en que te vas a comportar?, ¿puedo fiarme de que te vas a comportar?

rely

[rɪˈlaɪ]
vi
(= trust) to rely on sb → compter sur qn
I'm relying on you → Je compte sur toi.
(= be dependent) to rely on sth → dépendre de qch
We're relying on good weather → Nous dépendons du temps.

rely

vi to rely (up)on somebody/somethingsich auf jdn/etw verlassen; (= be dependent on)auf jdn/etw angewiesen sein; she relied on the trains being on timesie verließ sich darauf, dass die Züge pünktlich waren; I rely on him for my incomeich bin finanziell auf ihn angewiesen; you can rely (up)on my help or on me to help youdu kannst dich darauf verlassen, dass ich dir helfe; she is not to be relied uponman kann sich nicht auf sie verlassen

rely

[rɪˈlaɪ] vi to rely on sb/sth (count on) → contare su qn/qc; (be dependent on) → dipendere da qn/qc
you can rely on my discretion → puoi fidarti della mia discrezione
you can't rely on the trains → non si può fare affidamento sui treni
she relies on him for financial support → dipende da lui finanziariamente

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

rely

v. depender, contar con, confiar en.
References in classic literature ?
He shook his head and beckoned her to come away, but she was fascinated just then by the freedom of Speculative Philosophy, and kept her seat, trying to find out what the wise gentlemen intended to rely upon after they had annihilated all the old beliefs.
continued the deliberate scout, observing the powerful anxiety and disappointment the listeners exhibited; "here are the Mohicans and I on one end of the trail, and, rely on it, we find the other, though they should be a hundred leagues asunder
For my own part, I should not like to think that I ever rely on the protection of the State.
It gave me the best assurance that I might rely with the utmost confi- dence on the results which, he said, would flow from teaching me to read.
I rely implicitly on His power, and confide wholly in His goodness: I count the hours till that eventful one arrives which shall restore me to Him, reveal Him to me.
There is no man in this world on whom I could so rely for right guidance, as on you.
Dick, who was biting his forefinger and looking rather foolish, 'I rely.
Pumblechook took me by both hands again, and communicated a movement to his waistcoat, which had an emotional appearance, though it was rather low down, "My dear young friend, rely upon my doing my little all in your absence, by keeping the fact before the mind of Joseph.
Instead of arguments for confession, he could now feel the presence of nothing but its evil consequences: the old dread of disgrace came back--the old shrinking from the thought of raising a hopeless barrier between himself and Nancy-- the old disposition to rely on chances which might be favourable to him, and save him from betrayal.
There is indeed only one law of beauty on which we may rely,--that it invariably breaks all the laws laid down for it by the professors of aesthetics.
but rely on this, that when the Templar crossed the hall yesternight, he spoke to his Mussulman slaves in the Saracen language, which I well understand, and charged them this morning to watch the journey of the Jew, to seize upon him when at a convenient distance from the mansion, and to conduct him to the castle of Philip de Malvoisin, or to that of Reginald Front-de-B
If you need a friend you may be able to rely on me more confidently because you know I love you.