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An example use of rely in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… era sewers that they rely on now those …”
Rely means to rely on something or someone for support or help.
the word rely occurs in english on average 18.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rely can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;