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rely

re·ly

rely

 
 
pronunciation:
rih laI
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: relied, relies, relying
definition: to trust or depend (usu. fol. by on or upon).
I hope I can rely on your confidentiality in this matter.I need a baby sitter that I can really rely on.After her accident, she had to rely on her family to take care of her.
 
synonyms:
bank on, count on, depend, lean, trust
similar words:
believe in, calculate, swear by
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