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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rely  \Re*ly"\  (r?-l?"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Relied}  (-l?d");  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Relying}.]  [Pref.  re-  +  lie  to  rest.] 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  have  confidence  or  faith  in  "We  can  trust  in  God";  "Rely  on 
  your  friends";  "bank  on  your  good  education"  [syn:  {trust}, 
  {swear},  {bank}]  [ant:  {distrust},  {distrust}] 

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