rely on


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rely on - put trust in with confidence; "she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough"; "you can rely on his discretion"
2.rely on - be dependent on, as for support or maintenance; "elderly parents often depend on their adult children"

rely on

verb
1. depend, lean, be dependent, fall back on, resort to, be unable to manage without They relied heavily on the advice of their advisors.
2. be confident of, bank on, trust, count on, bet on, reckon on, lean on, be sure of, have confidence in, swear by, repose trust in I know I can rely on you to sort it out.

rely on

or upon
verb
To place trust or confidence in:
bank on (or upon), believe in, count on (or upon), depend on (or upon), reckon on (or upon), trust (in).
Translations
spolehnout se na
være afhængig af
luottaa johonkin
pouzdati se
あてにする
의지하다
lita på
พึ่งพา
dựa vào

rely on

يَعْتَمِدُ عَلَى spolehnout se na være afhængig af verlassen (sich) βασίζομαι σε confiar en luottaa johonkin compter sur pouzdati se fare affidamento あてにする 의지하다 afhankelijk zijn van lite på polegać na confiar em, depender de зависеть от lita på พึ่งพา güvenmek dựa vào 依赖
References in classic literature ?
Hence, he who attacks the Turk must bear in mind that he will find him united, and he will have to rely more on his own strength than on the revolt of others; but, if once the Turk has been conquered, and routed in the field in such a way that he cannot replace his armies, there is nothing to fear but the family of this prince, and, this being exterminated, there remains no one to fear, the others having no credit with the people; and as the conqueror did not rely on them before his victory, so he ought not to fear them after it.
Tell Erskine that you saw me here; that I have not forgotten my promise, and that he may rely on me.
Take courage, sir; but at the same time rely on our royal gratitude.