rely on/upon

Definition of rely on/upon

  1. 1 :  to need (someone or something) for support, help, etc. :  to depend on (someone or something) My mother relied on me for financial support. They rely on a well for all their water.

  2. 2 :  to trust or believe (someone or something) She's someone you can rely on. I relied heavily upon your advice. You could always rely on him to disagree.

  3. 3 :  to expect (something) with confidence :  to be certain that (something) will happen or exist The economy may improve next year, but it's not something you can rely on.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to be dependent

    :  to have confidence based on experience

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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to cast off or become cast off

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