verb (used without object), re·lied, re·ly·ing.
- rem sleep,
Origin of rely
Examples from the Web for rely
The Navy and Marine Corps versions of the F-35 have differing configurations and rely on an external gun pod.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the one hand, they are genuinely powerful, and Democrats rely on their money and manpower during elections.
That means shoppers will no longer have to rely on the big-name designers to concoct pieces with the latest trends.
Instead, the writers had to rely on visual cues and ambiance.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But why did the generals feel the need to rely on these groups, even after the Soviets left Afghanistan?Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The others seemed to rely almost wholly upon Billy, and no one thought of superseding him in the leadership.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
Even if she thought it right to do so, how could she rely on Mrs. Blake's veracity?Lover or Friend|Rosa Nouchette Carey
The apparent indeterminateness of the future, upon which some advocates of free will rely, is merely a result of our ignorance.
"There might be a difficulty in getting one she could rely on so thoroughly," Rosa said.With Lee in Virginia|G. A. Henty
"You may rely absolutely on that," Arnold replied, not quite sure whether he was on his head or his feet.The Lighted Way|E. Phillips Oppenheim
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr ; foll by on or upon)
Word Origin for rely
early 14c., "to gather, assemble" (transitive and intransitive), from Old French relier "assemble, put together; fasten, attach, rally, oblige," from Latin religare "fasten, bind fast," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + ligare "to bind" (see ligament). Sense of "depend, trust" is from 1570s, perhaps via notion of "rally to, fall back on." Typically used with on, perhaps by influence of lie (v.2). Related: Relied; relying.