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Definitions of Rely

Pronunciation : Re*ly" (r-l")
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Pref. re- + lie to rest.]
Definition : Defn: 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. Go in thy native innocence; rely On what thou hast of virtue. Milton. On some fond breast the parting soul relies. Gray.

Syn. -- To trust; depend; confide; repose.

i. [imp. & p. p. Relied (-ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relying.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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