Definition of rely
1 : to be dependent the system on which we rely for water
2 : to have confidence based on experience someone you can rely on
relierplay \-ˈlī(-ə)r\ noun
Examples of rely in a sentence
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
Definition of rely for Students
: to trust in or depend on I rely on my family to help me out.
Legal Definition of rely
: to depend with confidence : place faith
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