Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rely

1 sense of rely

Sense 1
trust, swear, rely, bank -- (have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes")
       => believe -- (accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits")

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