reliance


reliance
noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, exclusive, sole, total
great, heavy, strong

Too heavy a reliance on a particular market may be dangerous for the company.

excessive, undue
continued, continuing
growing, increasing
increased
reduced
… OF RELIANCE
degree

a high degree of reliance on newspaper reports

VERB + RELIANCE
place

I don't think you should place too much reliance on these figures.

increase
decrease, lessen, reduce
eliminate

the means by which individuals might reduce or eliminate reliance on the state

encourage

They believe that modern farming techniques encourage an excessive reliance on harmful chemicals.

lead to
PREPOSITION
reliance on, reliance upon

the increased reliance of the university on private funds


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  • reliance — UK US /rɪˈlaɪəns/ noun [S or U] ► the state of needing or depending on something or someone in order to be able to do something: reliance on sth/sb »Ireland has a greater reliance on oil for electricity generation than most other EU countries.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Reliance — Reliance, WY U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 665 Housing Units (2000): 272 Land area (2000): 9.527196 sq. miles (24.675324 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.527196 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Reliance — Re*li ance ( ans), n. [From {Rely}.] 1. The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority. [1913 Webster] In reliance on promises… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reliance, SD — U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 206 Housing Units (2000): 92 Land area (2000): 1.087756 sq. miles (2.817276 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.052724 sq. miles (0.136555 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.140480 sq. miles (2.953831 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Reliance, WY — U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 665 Housing Units (2000): 272 Land area (2000): 9.527196 sq. miles (24.675324 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.527196 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • reliance on — index principle (axiom), surety (certainty) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reliance — c.1600; see RELY (Cf. rely) + ANCE (Cf. ance) …   Etymology dictionary

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