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  • v. To be confident in.
  • v. To be dependent upon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put trust in with confidence
  • v. be dependent on, as for support or maintenance


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  • The Crusaders were within a blast from Marius Jonker's whistle of halting the Bulls 'long run of successes at Loftus Versfeld and must now win and rely on other results to continue their qualifying run which began in 2002.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • And residents rely on Shomrim because police don't have the resources to check out minor issues like a noise in the backyard but Shomrim does, said Jacob Daskal, a coordinator and founder of the Borough Park Shomrim patrol.

    Orthodox communities rely on patrols for safety

  • They liked Italy well enough on this first visit, the dad told megood train system, nice peoplebut he wished there was an Albertsons around here someplace where you could go on a Sunday and get the kind of food you wanted, rather than having to rely on what the Italians served.

    The Italian Summer

  • For the foreseeable future, though, the ISS must rely on Russian Soyuz craft for crew exchanges, and Russian Progress vessels, European ATVs and Japanese HTVs for further logistics.

    Spacewatch: launch of the Atlantis shuttle

  • Presidents have come to rely on the national security adviser as their point person to integrate the many different policy dimensionsdefense and diplomacy, international and homeland securityinto a coherent whole.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Past-positive-oriented folks can rely on continuing to do what they always did or what their folks and friends did.

    The Time Paradox

  • The number of students was of course very small, but Bishop Purcell had to rely on this little band to help him in his work.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Indeed, though presidents have other senior aides for economics and the environment, they often rely on their national security advisers to coordinate these issues as wellbecause of the overlap with traditional security concerns and because presidents work more closely with, and hence have more trust in, this unique individual.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • The protectorate, it is said, is unwillingly tolerated by the authorities of infidel countries; it embitters the antipathy and hatred excited by the Christians in those countries, and causes the missionaries, who rely on its support, to be insufficiently mindful of the sensibilities of the natives and on their guard against excessive zeal.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • While fewer and fewer people rely on the “Old Media”—the establishment daily newspapers many of them struggling and some going bankrupt and network news broadcasts with their low public credibility and ever-dwindling market share—millions are gravitating to the “New Media.”



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