put trust in with confidence;
"she is someone you can really rely on when times get rough"
"you can rely on his discretion"
be dependent on, as for support or maintenance;
"elderly parents often depend on their adult children"
- Don't rely on him to do anything he's just a talker.
- Now that you are grown up, you should not rely on your parents.
- They have to rely on the river for their water.
- We rely on his finishing the work today.
- If Helen says she will complete the job on time you can always rely on her to deliver the goods.