rely on

  1. put trust in with confidence
    you can rely on his discretion
    she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough
  2. be dependent on, as for support or maintenance
    elderly parents often depend on their adult children
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How To Use rely on In A Sentence

  • However, we still rely entirely on the generosity of the public for funding.
  • Human relations do not always rely on meeting each other in person every day. When we talk about relationships between people on either side of the border, just a few thousand miles can’t keep love from growing and blooming into a beautiful bonding. Gulzar 
  • These studies rely on the model that the likelihood of two sequences recombining with each other depends on the average amount of space separating them.
  • It was battery operated, and would not rely on a malfunction in the main power supply.
  • Whether wanting is measured in quality or quantity depends entirely on the individuals concerned.
  • Investments that rely on the misfortune of others or the good will of sharks are a losing proposition in the long term, whatever the quarterly earnings report says.
  • At my cousin's wedding some five years back, the most popular dish was a mixed vegetable fry prepared entirely on the 'tawa' griddle. Musical Cooking - Paneer Tawa Masala
  • Surely one of the agonizing attributes of our post – September 11 age is the unending need to reaffirm realities that have been proved, and proved again, but just as doggedly denied by those in power, forcing us to live trapped between two narratives of present history, the one gaining life and color and vigor as more facts become known, the other growing ever paler, brittler, more desiccated, barely sustained by the life support of official power. 'The Moment Has Come to Get Rid of Saddam'
  • He believes many "psychics" are frauds who rely on perception and subtle deception.
  • The dodder is what is called a parasitical plant; that is, a plant that lives entirely on another. Woodside or, Look, Listen, and Learn.
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