(Re*luc"tate) v. i. [See Reluct.] To struggle against anything; to resist; to oppose. [Obs.] "To
delude their reluctating consciences." Dr. H. More.
(Rel`uc*ta"tion) n. Repugnance; resistance; reluctance. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Re*lume") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relumed (-l?md"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reluming.] [OF. relumer
(cf. F. rallumer), L. reluminare; pref. re- re- + luminare to light. Cf. Reillume.] To rekindle; to light
Relumed her ancient light, not kindled new.Pope.
I know not where is that Promethean heatShak.
That can thy light relume.
(Re*lu"mine) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relumined (-m?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Relumining.] [See
1. To light anew; to rekindle. Shak.
2. To illuminate again.
(Re*ly") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Relied (-l?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relying.] [Pref. re- + lie to rest.]
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; relyMilton.
On what thou hast of virtue.
On some fond breast the parting soul relies.Gray.
Syn. To trust; depend; confide; repose.
(Re*made") imp. & p. p. of Remake.
(Re*main") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Remained (-m?nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Remaining.] [OF. remaindre,
remanoir, L. remanere; pref. re- re- + manere to stay, remain. See Mansion, and cf. Remainder,
1. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left
after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
Gather up the fragments that remain.John vi. 12.
Of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.1 Cor. xv. 6.
That . . . remains to be proved.Locke.
2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to
endure; to last.
Remain a widow at thy father's house.Gen. xxxviii. 11.
Childless thou art; childless remain.Milton.
Syn. To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell; abide; last; endure.
(Re*main"), v. t. To await; to be left to. [Archaic]
The easier conquest now remains thee.Milton.