What does rely mean?

Definitions for rely
rɪˈlaɪre·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trust, swear, rely, bankverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. relyverb

    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.

    Etymology: From relier, from religo, from re- + ligo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relyverb

    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

Freebase

  1. Rely

    Rely was a brand of superabsorbent tampons made by Procter & Gamble starting in 1975. It was recalled from the market in September 1980 because it was linked to toxic shock syndrome. Following a controversial period of test marketing in Rochester and Fort Wayne, in August 1978 Procter and Gamble introduced superabsorbent Rely tampons to the United States market in response to women's demands for tampons that could absorb more menstrual flow without leaking or replacement. Unlike other tampons, which are made with cotton and rayon, Rely was unique: it used carboxymethylcellulose and compressed beads of polyester for absorption - the company released the new product with claims of having conducted extensive research on its safety. This tampon design could absorb nearly twenty times its own weight in fluid. Further, the tampon would "blossom" into a cup shape in the vagina in order to hold menstrual fluids. Because of this, its advertising slogan was "It even absorbs the worry!", and claimed it could hold up longer than the leading tampon, because it was made differently. "Remember, They named it Rely" was the last line of most commercials. The superabsorbent properties of Rely caused vaginal dryness by absorbing the natural humidity of the vagina. Often this led to ulcerations in the vaginal wall when the tampon was removed, offering pathways for bacteria to infect the bloodstream. Further, the tampons' superabsorbency meant that the viscosity of vaginal fluids was enhanced, providing a good environment for bacteria growth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rely

    rē-lī′, v.i. to rest or repose: to have full confidence in: to lean:—pa.t. and pa.p. relied′.n. Relī′er. [Acc. to Skeat, compounded from re-, back, and lie, to rest. Others explain as O. Fr. relier—L. religāre, to bind back.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3594

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3853

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rely' in Verbs Frequency: #376

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rely in a Sentence

  1. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick:

    It'll require most asylum seekers to rely on charity or work under the table to survive.

  2. William Fullbright:

    The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    The times in which we could rely fully on others -- they are somewhat over, this is what I experienced in the last few days.

  4. John Block:

    Whether it be paying $62,500 in hush money to sexual accusers for crotch-grabbing incidents or delving out over $6,000 to her daughter for hair and makeup, institutions New Mexicans are supposed to rely on refuse to hold the governor accountable.

  5. Tom Bradshaw.What:

    Growers that rely on seasonal workers to grow, pick and pack our fresh fruit, veg and flowers are extremely concerned about the impact coronavirus restrictions may have on their ability to recruit this critical workforce this season.

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