having or showing dependence: reliant on money from home.
- re·li·ant·ly, adverb
- o·ver·re·li·ant, adjective
- un·re·li·ant, adjective
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How to use reliant in a sentence
Another direct-to-consumer company — this time a cat food manufacturer called Smalls — will continue to work to become less reliant on Facebook and Instagram by diversifying its media plan this year.Another DTC brand diversifies media strategy amid ‘looming fear of being solely dependent on Facebook’ | Kimeko McCoy | February 4, 2021 | Digiday
“Having full ownership over our data is giving us leverage with major advertisers who like the fact that we’re not reliant on another vendor when it comes to our web analytics and can offer complete transparency,” said Lue Lytzen.‘We had to take full ownership of data’: Why Denmark’s biggest news site cut reliance on Google’s tech | Seb Joseph | January 27, 2021 | Digiday
The Merck effort started later and significantly lagged other companies, and the nation’s vaccination plan wasn’t heavily reliant on a possible Merck shot.New coronavirus variants accelerate race to make sure vaccines keep up | Carolyn Y. Johnson, Laurie McGinley, Joel Achenbach | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Get Maine Lobster, a direct-to-consumer seafood company, diversified its media plan throughout 2020 to be less reliant on Facebook and Instagram.‘Pouring gasoline where it needs to be poured’: Why a DTC seafood company is rethinking its ad spend | Kristina Monllos | January 22, 2021 | Digiday
After turning to Smith or Marial throughout much of the nonconference schedule, Turgeon became increasingly reliant on smaller but versatile players Donta Scott, Jairus Hamilton and Darryl Morsell shuffling in and out of the two frontcourt positions.To slow the big men of the Big Ten, Maryland will try everything it can | Emily Giambalvo | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Satirists are reliant ultimately on the very establishment they mock.
That means the F-35 will be almost entirely reliant on long-range air-to-air missiles.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019 | Dave Majumdar | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a result, American and British prisoners are almost solely reliant on dangerous military efforts to free them.
And she credits her mother for helping to establish who that woman was early on: independent, free, self-reliant.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress | Lizzie Crocker | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Non-U.S. companies, much more reliant on exports, cannot afford to do that.Why the World’s Armies Don’t Want U.S. Tech Anymore | Bill Sweetman | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As guileless, though as self-reliant, gentlewomen as sequestered England could produce.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The trait is not rare in mankind in general, but it is exceptional in men of a character so self-reliant and decided as Nelson.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
But you must be self-reliant, and put them on the list of experiments.
It's a good House—good boys—manly, self-reliant, purposeful.The Varmint | Owen Johnson
Once on this I became over-reliant, and in consequence sank several times into narrow fissures.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson