Word family noun reliability reliance adjective reliableunreliable reliant verb rely adverb reliably
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrelyre‧ly /rɪˈlaɪ/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL verb (relied, relying, relies) rely on/upon somebody/something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
relyShe needn't rely any more on Rico - or her brothers, she could be entirely independent.Instead, they would rely on decentralized, uncontrolled life to sort itself out and come to some self-enhancing harmony.Government ministers rely on the conclusions from the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment prior to the field trials.Don't rely on your Accounts Department to manage the cash-flow for you.So don't rely on your memory.If managers rely so heavily on verbal information, then that verbal information invariably arrives with an extra verbal overlay.Woman-centred methods also tend to rely uncritically on the particular kinds of scientificity that therapeutic and humanist methods have developed.
Origin rely (1300-1400) Old French relier, from Latin religare to tie back