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rely

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verb re·ly \ri-ˈlī\

Definition of rely

relied

relying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be dependent <the system on which we rely for water>

  3. 2 :  to have confidence based on experience <someone you can rely on>

relier

play \-ˈlī(-ə)r\ noun


Examples of rely in a sentence

  1. <rigorously tested the rope before starting out, for the rock climbers would be relying on it with their very lives>



Origin and Etymology of rely

Middle English relien to rally, from Anglo-French relier to retie, gather, rally, from Latin religare to tie out of the way, from re- + ligare to tie — more at ligature


First Known Use: 1574



RELY Defined for Kids

rely

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verb re·ly \ri-ˈlī\

Definition of rely for Students

relied

relying

  1. :  to trust in or depend on <I rely on my family to help me out.>




Law Dictionary

rely

intransitive verb re·ly

Legal Definition of rely

relied

relying

  1. :  to depend with confidence :  place faith





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