Definitions for: Rely


[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Go in thy native innocence; rely On what thou hast of
virtue. --Milton.

On some fond breast the parting soul relies. --Gray.

Syn: To trust; depend; confide; repose.

Synonyms: bank, swear, trust

Antonyms: distrust, mistrust, suspect

See Also: believe, bet, calculate, count, credit, depend, lean, look, reckon

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