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reliance

re·li·ance

reliance

 
pronunciation:
rih laI ns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: trust or confidence.
synonyms:
belief, confidence, dependence, faith, trust
definition 2: the act of relying or depending.
He's an adult now but can't seem to break off his reliance on his parents.
synonyms:
depending, trusting