What does the word rely mean?

Usage examples for rely

  1. Rely upon me to do so. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  2. Rely upon it, that if we meet him not soon, he will march straight to London. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. This had a proper effect on this man, and he now assured me that, on the contrary, I might rely on him to support my orders and directions for the future. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow