rely


rely
verb
PHRASAL VERB
rely on/upon sb/sth
1 need sb/sth
ADVERB
heavily, a lot, strongly

countries that rely heavily on food aid

completely, entirely, exclusively, solely

I advise you to think rationally and not to rely solely on your intuition

increasingly
largely, mainly, mostly, primarily
traditionally
typically
VERB + RELY ON/UPON
be forced to, have to, must

people who are forced to rely on public transport/transportation

tend to
PREPOSITION
for

They relied entirely on these few weapons for their defence.

2 trust sb/sth
ADVERB
safely

You can safely rely on the report's conclusions.

simply

Most historians simply rely on archives.

generally

I generally rely on instinct when pairing wine and food.

VERB + RELY ON/UPON
can

Who can you rely on these days?

You can always rely on Holly to say the wrong thing.

The party could no longer rely on its traditional supporters.

PREPOSITION
for

I couldn't rely on John for information.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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