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.
v : 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, bank]
[ant: distrust, distrust]