1. [syn: trust, swear, rely, bank]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rely \Re*ly"\ (r?-l?"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Relied (-l?d"); p.
pr. & vb. n. Relying.] [Pref. re- + lie to rest.]
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: 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,
rely, bank] [ant: distrust, mistrust, suspect]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "rely":
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