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  • 1 rely upon — index confide (trust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 rely upon — verb put trust in with confidence she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough you can rely on his discretion • Syn: ↑depend on, ↑depend upon, ↑rely on • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …

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  • 3 rely upon — See rely on …

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  • 4 rely upon somebody — reˈly on/upon sb/sth derived 1. to need or depend on sb/sth • As babies, we rely entirely on others for food. • rely upon somebody to do sth These days we rely heavily on computers to organize our work. • rely upon somebody doing sth The industry …

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  • 5 rely upon something — reˈly on/upon sb/sth derived 1. to need or depend on sb/sth • As babies, we rely entirely on others for food. • rely upon something to do sth These days we rely heavily on computers to organize our work. • rely upon something doing sth The… …

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  • 6 rely — rely, trust, depend, count, reckon, bank can all mean to have or place full confidence. One relies on or upon someone or something that one believes will never fail in giving or doing what one wishes or expects. Rely usually connotes a judgment… …

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  • 7 rely on — verb 1. put trust in with confidence she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough you can rely on his discretion • Syn: ↑depend on, ↑depend upon, ↑rely upon • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …

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  • 8 rely on — verb a) To be confident in. I know I can rely on you. b) To be dependent upon. The city relies on the subway system. Syn: rely upon, count on, depend on …

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  • 9 rely on — Synonyms and related words: abut on, aspire to, bank on, be based on, bear on, bestraddle, bestride, bet on, calculate on, confide, confide in, count on, deem trustworthy, depend on, desire, expect, feel confident, gamble on, harbor the hope,… …

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  • 10 rely on — (also rely upon) Trust in, depend on, confide in, repose upon …

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  • 11 rely on/upon — [phrasal verb] 1 rely on/upon (someone or something) 1 a : to need (someone or something) for support, help, etc. : to depend on (someone or something) My mother relied on me for financial support. They rely on a well for all their water. She… …

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  • 12 rely — [ri lī′] vi. relied, relying [ME relien, to rally < OFr relier < L religare: see RELIGION] 1. to have confidence; trust [you can rely on their willingness to help] 2. to look to for support or aid; depend: Used with on or upon SYN. to RELY… …

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  • 13 rely — re·ly vi re·lied, re·ly·ing: to depend with confidence: place faith Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. rely …

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  • 14 rely — ► VERB (relies, relied) (rely on/upon) 1) depend on with full trust. 2) be dependent on. ORIGIN originally in the sense «gather together», later «turn to»: from Old French relier bind together , from Latin religare …

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  • 15 upon the words offhandedly spoken — upon words spoken casually or carelessly, offhand    Upon the words offhandedly spoken by a lover we often rely, only to feel the sweetness of their promise disappear …

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  • 16 rely — re|ly W2S2 [rıˈlaı] v past tense and past participle relied present participle relying third person singular relies rely on/upon / [rely on/upon sb/sth] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: relier, from Latin religare to tie back ] …

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  • 17 rely — verb PHRASAL VERB rely on/upon sb/sth 1 need sb/sth ADVERB ▪ heavily, a lot, strongly ▪ countries that rely heavily on food aid ▪ …

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  • 18 rely — [[t]rɪla͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ relies, relying, relied 1) VERB If you rely on someone or something, you need them and depend on them in order to live or work properly. [V on/upon n] They relied heavily on the advice of their professional advisers... [V… …

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  • 19 rely — v. (d; intr.) to rely on, upon (to rely on smb. for advice) * * * [rɪ laɪ] upon (to rely on smb. for advice) (d; intr.) to rely on …

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  • 20 rely — /rI laI/ verb rely on/upon sb/sth phrasal verb (T) 1 to trust someone or something to do what you need or expect them to do: rely on sb/sth to do sth: I think we can rely on Derek not to tell anyone. | rely on sb/sth doing sth: You can t just… …

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