Rely vs Depends - What's the difference?

rely | depends |


As verbs the difference between rely and depends

is that rely is to rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to trust; to depend while depends is .

rely

English

Verb

  • To rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to trust; to depend.
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    Derived terms

    * rely on * rely upon * reliable * reliance

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    depends

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (depend)

  • depend

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
  • * 1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick :
  • The long rows of teeth on the bulwarks glistened in the moonlight; and like the white ivory tusks of some huge elephant, vast curving icicles depended from the bows.
  • * 1982 , Paul Fussell, My War :
  • Besides, if you worked up to be a cadet officer, you got to wear a Sam Browne belt, from which depended a nifty saber.
  • To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
  • To rely on for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; — followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
  • (senseid)To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; — with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
  • To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.