Definitions for: Resile

[v] return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed, as of elastic bodies; "The rubber tubes resile"
[v] formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
[v] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
[v] draw back from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*sile" (r?-z?l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resiled
(-z?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Resiling.] [L. resilire to leap
or spring back; pref. re- re- + salire to leap, spring. See
To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose. --J.

Synonyms: abjure, bounce, bound, forswear, rebound, recant, recoil, retract, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop

See Also: back down, back off, bound off, bow out, carom, chicken out, glance, jump, kick, kick back, leap, pull out, regress, renounce, repudiate, retrovert, return, revert, skip, turn back

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