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Synonyms for rely

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trust, swear, rely, bank(verb)

    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"

    depose, affirm, blaspheme, trust, imprecate, depone, swan, aver, confide, avow, entrust, hope, cuss, desire, swear, curse, assert, intrust, commit, deposit, bank, verify, believe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rely":

    count, depend, invoke, entrust, trust, proud, build, resort

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  1. Donna James:

    These communities rely on walrus to fill their freezers throughout the year, they were not able to hunt the way they normally do because of changing sea ice and winds.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    We don't rely entirely on documents because you need to know the context, you need to know what was in the mind of the person referred to, they had over two years to interview and talk to anybody involved including the highest officials who were never excluded from interrogation in principle, but who were never spoken to, and then they end up releasing every single report without any of that.

  3. Jill Hoefs:

    They rely on the ligaments around their vertebrae to support them, but in doing so they stick their bellies out. It’s something that will never help a diastasis.

  4. Tom McCarthy:

    I don't think you can rely on any show or movie or book to solve a problem, but as storytellers it's our job to raise the conversation and get people talking about it. Hopefully, as a series, we have done that.

  5. James Nash:

    We are united with our partners in city and county government in calling on Congress to approve much-needed relief in the form of direct funding to state, city and county governments so that they can continue to provide the services that Americans rely upon.

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