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. [1913 Webster]

Go in thy native innocence; rely On what thou hast of virtue. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

On some fond breast the parting soul relies. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To trust; depend; confide; repose. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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