rely

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈlaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈlaɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri lī)


Inflections of 'rely' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
relies
v 3rd person singular
relying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
relied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
relied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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rely

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. rely on your [parents, friends]
  2. rely on your [parents] for [economic, emotional, financial] support
  3. rely [more, less] on
  4. rely on yourself
  5. you can (always) rely on me
  6. you can (always) rely on her to [help, provide, be there]
  7. you can (always) rely on him to [get it wrong, mess things up]
  8. have (only) myself to rely on
  9. there's one thing you can rely on
  10. can always be relied upon to
  11. rely on this [job, position, income]
  12. rely on [welfare, unemployment, food stamps, charity, handouts]
  13. the [economy, country] relies on [exports, innovation, oil]
  14. relies [heavily, solely, entirely, mostly, primarily, exclusively] on
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