verb (used without object), re·lied, re·ly·ing.
Origin of rely
Examples from the Web for relying
Cheney is relying on some thin evidence to tie Hussein to al-Qaida.
Hollywood has developed a habit of relying on what worked best in the past, and 300 was hugely successful.
The U.S. is relying more these days on bases outside the country.
Liberia, the epicenter of the epidemic, was relying on just 50 doctors to care for the entire nation before the outbreak occurred.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere|Abby Haglage|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Military spokespeople told The Daily Beast that they were relying on CDC guidelines to protect their soldiers.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training|Tim Mak|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From any dilemma that ensued, the reserve of speed gave him a power of withdrawal, in relying upon which he was right.
Many of the Indians of this heterogeneous band had come together in good faith, relying upon his honor and fidelity.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Hardly relying on my own interpretation of the indistinct sounds he made, I caused Lizzie to hear them.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
We shall fight to the last, relying on you, on your calmness and determination.The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
Relying on their spiritual pretensions, the monkish scribes gloried in ignorance and paraded want of grammar as a sign of grace. 'Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for relying
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr ; foll by on or upon)
Word Origin for rely
Word Origin and History for relying
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.