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rely
British English: /rɪˈlʌɪ/
American English: /rəˈlaɪ/

intransitive verb

  • 1 (be dependent)to rely on
    (person, place, group)
    dipendere da (industry, subsidy, aid)
    (economy, system, plant)
    basarsi su (exports, industry, method, technology)
    (government)
    appoggiarsi a (deterrent, military)
    he relies on her for everything
  • 2 (count)to rely on somebody, something
    contare su qualcuno, qualcosa (to do per fare)
    you can rely on me! she cannot be relied (up)on to help
    non si può contare sul suo aiuto
    don't rely on their being on time you can't rely on the evening being a success
    non è garantito che la serata sarà un successo

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