AskDefine | Define rely

Dictionary Definition

rely v : have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes" [syn: trust, swear, bank] [ant: distrust, distrust] [also: relied]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to trust; to depend; — with on, formerly also with in.

Derived terms


To rely on

Extensive Definition

Rely may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

await, bank, bank on, bet on, build on, calculate, commit, confide, count on, depend, depend on, entrust, expect, have confidence in, hope, lean on, lean upon, look, lot, put faith in, reckon on, swear by, trust in
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