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1[mass noun] Dependence on or trust in someone or something:‘the farmer's reliance on pesticides’
trust in, confidence in, faith in, credence in, belief in, conviction independence, dependencyView synonyms
- ‘Trust as reliance on the claims of the seller is an essential feature of market exchanges.’
- ‘There is special need for caution when considering evidence of identification and convicting a defendant in reliance on it.’
- ‘It is not something into which we should launch ourselves on the basis of reliance on local forces alone.’
- ‘Their disillusionment grew with what appeared to be his increasing reliance on intuition rather than pragmatism.’
- ‘Companies sought to avoid reliance on the grid by producing power ‘in house’.’
- ‘It has also made him a target for those who believe that they have been unjustly treated as a result of the courts' reliance on his testimony.’
- ‘The current system is criticised for its reliance on overly broad classifications.’
- ‘The findings indicate that reliance on faith helps this sample with health promotion.’
- ‘He believes greater reliance on nuclear energy is the only alternative.’
- ‘Ireland's heavy reliance on fossil fuels such as oil and coal is not sustainable for the future, he said.’
- ‘China has taken on board some environmental measures aimed to reduce its reliance on coal and other fossil fuels.’
- ‘He argues that we need to stem the current tide of urbanisation and reduce our reliance on foreign inward investment.’
- ‘My lack of reliance on the benefits of government does not mean that I am apolitical, far from it.’
- ‘There is no reflection of that reliance on the conviction matters in the bail decision against us by the Court of Appeal.’
- ‘The Kremlin now accepts that the country must reduce its reliance on oil and employ measures to stimulate the domestic economy.’
- ‘The Claimants' reliance on past convictions of the Relevant Defendants is not a valid basis for injunctive relief.’
- ‘Then there are also those who caution you against total reliance on machines.’
- ‘I must warn you of the special need for caution before convicting a defendant in reliance on identification evidence.’
- ‘Our total reliance on export markets means our local people are too poor to buy products.’
- ‘The only thing that changes is the increasing reliance on computer technology.’
- 1.1archaic [count noun] A person or thing on which someone depends.
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