List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 323

SYNONYMS: rely, trust, depend, reckon.
These verbs share the meaning "to place or have faith or confidence in someone or something".

Rely implies complete confidence: You are the only woman I can rely on.
Trust stresses confidence arising from belief that is often based on inconclusive evidence: We must try to trust one another.
Depend implies confidence in the help or support of another: It is foolhardy to depend on Middle Eastern countries for our oil.
Reckon implies a sense of confident expectancy: He reckons on finding a woman as big a fool as himself.

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