Rely vs Resort - What's the difference?

rely | resort |


As verbs the difference between rely and resort

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 resort is to have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration or resort can be to repeat a sorting process; sort again.

As a noun resort is

a place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities]] such as [[lodging|lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment or resort can be an act of sorting again or resort can be (obsolete) active power or movement; spring.

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.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 26 2012, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Norway 0-1 England , passage=Hodgson also has Wayne Rooney to call on once he has served a two-match suspension at the start of the tournament - and it is abundantly clear England will rely as heavily as ever on his ability to shape the outcome of important games.}}
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    Derived terms

    * rely on * rely upon * reliable * reliance

    Anagrams

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    resort

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities]] such as [[lodging, lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
  • Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).
  • to have resort to violence
  • * Shakespeare
  • Join with me to forbid him her resort .
  • (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.
  • * Milton
  • far from all resort of mirth

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
  • * Clarendon
  • The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Stephen Ledoux , title=Behaviorism at 100 , volume=100, issue=1, page=60 , magazine= citation , passage=Becoming more aware of the progress that scientists have made on behavioral fronts can reduce the risk that other natural scientists will resort to mystical agential accounts when they exceed the limits of their own disciplinary training.}}
  • To fall back; to revert.
  • * Sir M. Hale
  • The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
  • To make one's way, go (to).
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew XIII:
  • The same daye went Jesus out off the housse, and sat by the seesyde, and moch people resorted unto him, so gretly that he went and sat in a shyppe, and all the people stode on the shoore.
    Derived terms
    * last resort

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to repeat a sorting process; sort again
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of sorting again.
  • * 1991, Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer , Volume 16:
  • "If further sorting is required, begin anew with opcode = 0. opcode = -3 may be set to build an index file following an initial sort with opcode set to 0, or a resort with opcode set to -1.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) ressort.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Some know the resorts and falls of business that cannot sink into the main of it.

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