Need another word that means the same as “rely”? Find 19 synonyms and 30 related words for “rely” in this overview.
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The synonyms of “Rely” are: bank, bet, calculate, count, depend, look, reckon, swear, place reliance, bargain, plan, be dependent, lean, hinge, turn, hang, rest, pivot, be contingent
Rely as a Verb
Definitions of "Rely" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “rely” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Depend on with full trust or confidence.
- Have confidence or faith in.
- Be dependent on.
- Have faith or confidence in.
Synonyms of "Rely" as a verb (19 Words)
|bank||Put into a bank account.|
The track was banked to allow a train to take curves faster while maintaining passenger comfort.
|bargain||Negotiate the terms and conditions of a transaction.|
We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar.
|be contingent||Be identical or equivalent to.|
|be dependent||Happen, occur, take place.|
|bet||Maintain with or as if with a bet.|
I would be prepared to bet that he wanted to leave.
|calculate||Predict in advance.|
The program can calculate the number of words that will fit in the space available.
|count||Include as if by counting.|
Can you count the books on your shelf.
|depend||Be grammatically dependent on.|
His tongue depended from open jaws.
|hang||Kill by hanging.|
The murderer was hanged on Friday.
|hinge||Attach with a hinge.|
The ironing board was set into the wall and hinged at the bottom.
|lean||Cause to lean or incline.|
She leaned over the banister.
|look||Look forward to the probable occurrence of.|
He just didn t look himself at all.
|pivot||Turn on a pivot.|
The government s reaction pivoted on the response of the Prime Minister.
|plan||Make or work out a plan for devise.|
She had planned the garden from scratch.
|reckon||Have faith or confidence in.|
His debts were reckoned at 300 000.
|rest||Give a rest to.|
I m going to rest up before travelling to England.
|swear||Utter obscenities or profanities.|
He forced them to swear an oath of loyalty to him.
|turn||To break and turn over earth especially with a plow.|
The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction.
Usage Examples of "Rely" as a verb
- I know I can rely on your discretion.
- The charity has to rely entirely on public donations.
Associations of "Rely" (30 Words)
|beholden||Owing thanks or having a duty to someone in return for help or a service.|
I don t like to be beholden to anybody.
|belief||Any cognitive content held as true.|
A belief in democratic politics.
|believable||(of a fictional character or situation) convincing or realistic.|
A drama that lacks believable characters.
|believe||Follow a credo have a faith be a believer.|
He didn t believe her.
|centrality||The state of being accessible from a variety of places.|
The centrality and sovereignty of the state.
|confidant||Someone to whom private matters are confided.|
A close confidante of the princess.
|confiding||Willing to entrust personal matters.|
She was in a confiding mood.
|credibility||The quality of being believable or trustworthy.|
The book s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility.
A credible witness.
|credit||Give someone credit for something.|
A student can earn one unit of academic credit.
|credulity||Tendency to believe readily.|
Moneylenders prey upon their credulity and inexperience.
|credulous||Having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.|
A ceremony staged for credulous tourists.
|depend||Be grammatically dependent on.|
A town which had depended heavily upon the wool industry.
|dependence||Addiction to drink or drugs.|
Japan s dependence on imported oil.
|dependent||Addicted to a drug.|
A clause dependent on another clause.
|entirely||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole’ is often used informally for `wholly.|
We have an entirely different outlook.
|faith||An institution to express belief in a divine power.|
They broke faith with their investors.
|faithful||Those who are faithful to a particular religion or political party.|
The city has always been faithful to the Conservative party.
|gullible||Easily tricked because of being too trusting.|
At that early age she had been gullible and in love.
|heavily||In a manner designed for heavy duty.|
It was raining heavily.
|interdependent||(of two or more people or things) dependent on each other.|
We in Europe are all increasingly interdependent.
|recourse||Act of turning to for assistance.|
Have recourse to the courts.
|reliable||A reliable person or thing.|
A reliable source of information.
|reliance||The state of relying on something.|
He wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists.
|reliant||Relying on another for support.|
The company is heavily reliant on the baby market.
|trust||Confer a trust upon.|
I should never have trusted her.
|trusted||Regarded as reliable or truthful.|
A sure or trusted friend.
|trustful||Having or marked by a total belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone.|
Great brown eye true and trustful.
|trusting||Inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust- Nordhoff & Hall.|
A shy and trusting child.
|trustworthy||Worthy of trust or belief.|
Trustworthy public servants.