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Difference between trust me and rely on me
Hey guy, I wanna know when can I use trust me or rely on me, or doesn't matter both are the same
May 20, 2020 12:39 AM
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They're similar but a little different. I'm from the U.S. so I probably think differently than someone from England or Australia, but these are my feelings.

"Trust me"
  • We use it more often than "rely on me", so the meaning usually isn't as strong as "rely on me"
  • "You're going to like this restaurant. Trust me."
  • "I'll definitely finish my chores tonight. Trust me."
  • The meaning is similar to "believe me. This is true"
  • "I'm not lying! Trust me"

"Rely on me"
  • Usually stronger than "trust me"
  • "You can rely on me boss. I'll finish this work by tonight."
  • There is usually a task. Something must be done
  • "My mom always relies on me to help her with the laundry."
  • Also, it feels like the person is necessary. "I'm relying on you" = "I need you"
  • Can also be bad
  • "He relies on others too much. He should work harder."
  • "My boss always relies on me to clean the office. I'm busy too!"

Here's an easy rule:
If there's a task--> "You can rely on me." (I'll definitely do it. Don't worry)
If you want to say "believe me"--> "Trust me"
May 20, 2020
i think there is a difference in sentiment/intention? For example : "you can rely on me" is more professional and causal. "You can rely on me to get the job done." It is more about actions. But when I hear "you can trust me" I feel it is more serious and intimate. If someone said "You can trust me" I feel they mean that they are trustworthy, I can trust them with my secrets and feelings, "You can rely on me" does not have this same meaning. I hope this helps! I love Brazil, Bossa Nova! I trust João Gilberto with my heart! haha
May 20, 2020
“Trust me” and “rely on me” are usually interchangeable. I would never notice a difference if you said either such as “you can trust me that I will finish the task” or “you can rely on me to finish the task”
May 20, 2020
Thank you so much for your reply, Kelsey. And I am happy to hear this about my country. I love my country as well!!
May 20, 2020
Thank you so much, Jack
May 20, 2020
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