Re*ly" (r?-l?"), v. i. [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.
On some fond breast the parting soul relies.
Syn. -- To trust; depend; confide; repose.
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