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Rely vs. Really

Difference Between Rely and Really

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Rely

To be dependent for support, help, or supply
Relies on her parents for tuition.
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Really

In actual truth or fact
There isn't really a lake there.
It's just a mirage.
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Rely

To place or have faith or confidence
Relied on them to tell him the truth.
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Really

To a great degree; very much
I would really like to meet your sister.
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Rely

To trust; to have confidence in; to depend.
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Really

Very; utterly
That was a really enjoyable evening.
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Rely

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; - with on, formerly also with in.
Go in thy native innocence; relyOn what thou hast of virtue.
On some fond breast the parting soul relies.
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Really

Without a doubt; indeed
Really, I don't want more dessert.
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Rely

Have confidence or faith in;
We can trust in God
Rely on your friends
Bank on your good education
I swear by my grandmother's recipes
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Really

Used to express surprise, skepticism, displeasure, or interest
"I've been reading her diary." "Really?".
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Really

(literal) In a way or manner that is real, not unreal.
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Really

(modal) Actually; in fact; in reality.
"He really is a true friend." / "Really? What makes you so sure?"
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Really

Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).
But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!
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Really

Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.
A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday.
B: Really?
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Really

Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity
A: I've just been reading Shakespeare - he's one of the best authors like, ever!
B: Really.
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Really

Indicating affirmation, agreement.
A: That girl talks about herself way too much.
B: Really. She's a nightmare.
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Really

Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.
Well, really! How rude.
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Really

Royally.
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Really

In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.
Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness.
Why, really, sixty-five is somewhat old.
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Really

In accordance with truth or fact or reality;
She was now truly American
A genuinely open society
They don't really listen to us
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Really

In actual fact;
To be nominally but not actually independent
No one actually saw the shark
Large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt
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Really

In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers);
In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire
Really, you shouldn't have done it
A truly awful book
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Really

Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;
She was very gifted
He played very well
A really enjoyable evening
I'm real sorry about it
A rattling good yarn
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