English - Vietnamese Dictionary
rely /ri'lai/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- (+ on, upon) tin, tin cậy, dựa vào
- to rely upon someone: tin cậy vào ai
- to rely upon something: tin cậy vào cái gì
+have confidence or faith in
Advanced English Dictionary
rely on or upon. depend on or upon, lean on or upon, count on or upon, bank on or upon, have confidence in, bet on, trust in, swear by, be sure or certain of:
You can rely on Philippa to come through when you need a friend. I am relying on the fact that interest rates are likely to stay at their present levels.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
(relies, relying, relied, relied)
Phrasal Verbs: rely on / upon sb/sth
1 to need or be dependent on sb/sth: As babies, we rely entirely on others for food. + [+ to inf] These days we rely heavily on computers to organize our work. + [+ -ing] The industry relies on the price of raw materials remaining low.
2 to trust or have faith in sb/sth: You should rely on your own judgement. + [+ to inf] You can rely on me to keep your secret. + He can't be relied on to tell the truth.
reliable adj. (=/= unreliable)
reliability n. (=/= unreliability)
1 need sb/sth
heavily, a lot, strongly
countries that rely heavily on food aid
| entirely, exclusively, solely | increasingly | largely, mainly | traditionally
VERB + RELY
be forced to, have to, must
people who are forced to rely on public transport
| tend to
They relied entirely on these few weapons for their defence.
2 trust sb/sth
You can safely rely on his judgement.
Most historians simply rely on archives.
VERB + RELY
can/could | can/could always | can/could no longer
The party could no longer rely on its traditional supporters.
I couldn't rely on John for information.
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