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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·ly v. i. [imp. & p. p. Relied p. pr. & vb. n. Relying.]  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.