Translation of rely in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈlaɪ/

vi (relies, relying, relied)

  • 1.1 (trust, have confidence) to rely on sb/sth confiar* en algn/algo quality you can rely on calidad en la que usted puede confiar I wouldn't rely on him yo no confiaría en él, yo no me fiaría de él you can't rely on the weather/buses no puedes fiarte del tiempo/de los autobusesto rely on sb to + inf can we rely on him to keep his mouth shut? ¿podemos confiar en que no va a decir nada or en que no diga nada? 1.2 (be dependent) to rely on sth basarse en algoto rely on sb/sth for sth we rely on the spring for our water dependemos del manantial para el suministro de agua never rely on him for help nunca cuentes con que él te va a ayudarto rely on sb/sth to + inf I was relying on you to lend me the money/on the device to work contaba con que tú me prestarías el dinero/con que el dispositivo funcionaría

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