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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rely \Re*ly"\ (r?-l?"), verb (used without an object) [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.

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

On some fond breast the parting soul relies. --Gray.

Syn: To trust; depend; confide; repose.

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