rely upon somebody


rely upon somebody
reˈly on/upon sb/sth derived
1. to need or depend on sb/sth

As babies, we rely entirely on others for food.

\rely upon somebody to do sth

These days we rely heavily on computers to organize our work.

\rely upon somebody doing sth

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.

\rely upon somebody to do sth

You can rely on me to keep your secret.

He can't be relied on to tell the truth.

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