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rely (up)on someone or something

to depend on someone or something; to trust in someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I know I can rely upon you to do a good job. Can we rely on this old car to get us there?
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rely on

v.
1. To be dependent upon something or someone for support, help, or supply: Some people still rely on coal to heat their houses. He relies on his parents for tuition.
2. To place trust or confidence in someone or something: He was relying on the meeting being canceled and didn't prepare his speech. I can always rely on her to get here on time.
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I rely upon the best available evidence from the medical literature as a guide.
As a result, the IRS may challenge more aggressively taxpayers (especially those that ought to know better) that claim to rely exclusively on their adviser, without independently assessing the credibility of the advice.
A known party or parties were intended to be able to rely on the accountant's work product.
Proscribing a taxpayer's ability to rely on an "other" method conflicts with Temp.
37--Requirements for other written advice Practitioners must not give written advice, including electronic communications, concerning one or more Federal tax issues if they: * Base written advice on unreasonable factual or legal assumptions; * Unreasonably rely on representations, statements, findings or agreements of the taxpayer or any other person; * Do not consider all relevant facts that they know or should know; or * In evaluating a Federal tax issue, take into account the possibility that the: 1.
According to the county's hauling regulations, which went into effect at the beginning of this year, new building cannot rely on hauled water.
During our February 13 meeting, you expressed the view that "lien date" and "assessment date" accruals are inconsistent with the principles of economic performance and, consequently, that taxpayers could not rely on outstanding rulings that sanctioned such accruals.
Now files that are edited on the mobile device no longer have to rely on a wired synchronization with a desktop in order to maintain file integrity.
Another important issue is justifying the additional fees necessary to produce a covered opinion on which a client can rely (especially if it applies to an avoidance transaction allowed by statute).
No longer can developers rely on entitlements - paper water - to get their projects approved.
These units rely on free, over-the-air broadcasts for their television signals.
Florida appellate court ruled that a client's notice to an accounting firm that said the client needed audited financial statements for multiple parties entitled those parties to rely on the accountant's work and later to bring suit against the accounting firm.
Washington, DC city agencies rely on Intergraph solutions for emergency incident management needs
practices, Brazilian TP methods: (1) only rely on "gray area" market research, performed by an officially recognized institution, company or technical publication that specifies the industry sector, period and companies researched, as well as the profit margins and data collected; and (2) do not provide for a feasible APA or similar procedure.
Dozens of Santa Clarita businesses rely on overseas shipments to stock their shelves and fill their storerooms, while others rely on cargo ships to get their goods to markets in Europe, Japan and other Asian nations.