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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 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's relying on the prestige he'll get out of this idol of gold if his party finds it," thought on the young inventor.
Fedallah; and then settling his firm relying eye upon the chief mate, said, -- Take the rope, sir --I give it into thy hands, Starbuck.
Before you have been long on European soil, you find yourself still SAYING you are relying on Providence, but when you come to look closer you will see that in reality you are relying on the portier.
Her inducement to come to me, relying on my confidence, had been the hope that I could tell her the name and place of abode.
Silas knelt with his brethren, relying on his own innocence being certified by immediate divine interference, but feeling that there was sorrow and mourning behind for him even then--that his trust in man had been cruelly bruised.
The essential point is that without seeing her you must believe, confess, affirm, swear, and defend it; else ye have to do with me in battle, ill-conditioned, arrogant rabble that ye are; and come ye on, one by one as the order of knighthood requires, or all together as is the custom and vile usage of your breed, here do I bide and await you relying on the justice of the cause I maintain.
Relying too much on the offensive weapons of their acute angles instead of the defensive organs of good sense and seasonable simulation, these reckless creatures too often neglect the prescribed construction of the women's apartments, or irritate their wives by ill-advised expressions out of doors, which they refuse immediately to retract.
The doctor here will bear me out that on one occasion I tried to kill him for the purpose of strengthening my vital powers by the assimilation with my own body of his life through the medium of his blood, relying of course, upon the Scriptural phrase, `For the blood is the life.
Sire," replied the courtier, laughing, in order that he might seem to comprehend the quotation, "your majesty may be perfectly right in relying on the good feeling of France, but I fear I am not altogether wrong in dreading some desperate attempt.
The girl's mind had conceived a picture of the hut, of the two peasants, of the crownless king; she had imagined the wintry forest, she had recalled the old Saxon ghost-legends, she had appreciated Alfred's courage under calamity, she had remembered his Christian education, and had shown him, with the rooted confidence of those primitive days, relying on the scriptural Jehovah for aid against the mythological Destiny.
Lippet, probably relying on the charge of the Judge, as he again seated himself, with the air of a main who felt that his success was certain.
we all went in, stimulated by Richard's laughing encouragement and relying on his protection.