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3 definitions found
 for rely
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rely \Re*ly"\ (r?-l?"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Relied (-l?d"); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Relying.] [Pref. re- + lie to rest.]
     To rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the
     veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the
     certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to
     trust; to depend; -- with on, formerly also with in.
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           Go in thy native innocence; rely
           On what thou hast of virtue.             --Milton.
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           On some fond breast the parting soul relies. --Gray.
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     Syn: To trust; depend; confide; repose.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rely
      v 1: 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" [syn: trust, swear,
           rely, bank] [ant: distrust, mistrust, suspect]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "rely":
     await, bank, bank on, bet on, build on, calculate, commit, confide,
     count on, depend, depend on, entrust, expect, have confidence in,
     hope, lean on, lean upon, look, lot, put faith in, reckon on,
     swear by, trust in
  
  

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