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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 ?
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.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
Tell Erskine that you saw me here; that I have not forgotten my promise, and that he may rely on me.
He told me to tell you that he had not forgotten his promise, and that you may rely on him.
Oh, sire," replied the minister, "we have no occasion to invent any; every day our desks are loaded with most circumstantial denunciations, coming from hosts of people who hope for some return for services which they seek to render, but cannot; they trust to fortune, and rely upon some unexpected event in some way to justify their predictions.
Take courage, sir; but at the same time rely on our royal gratitude.
The peddler with his pack traversed the country by all manner of lonely roads, and was compelled to rely upon the country people for hospitality.
For my own part, I do not hesitate to say that, notwithstanding all the evidence produced against her, I believe and rely on her perfect innocence.
For which reason they are always at enmity with those of merit, as hurtful to their government; not only as they scorn to be governed despotically, but also because they can rely upon each other's fidelity, and others can rely upon theirs, and because they will not inform against their associates, nor any one else.
Germaine's, and was in want of an assistant on whose capacity he could rely.
In this emergency it naturally occurred to my mind that a countryman of his own, on whom I could rely, might be the fittest person to help me.
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.