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  Definition of resile
  1. return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile"
  2. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
  3. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
  4. draw back from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"
Similar Words: abjure, recant, forswear, retract, bounce, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

 

Hyponyms: kick back, recoil, kick, skip, bound off, carom, glance

 

Derivational Morphology: resilience, resiliency, retraction, abjuration, recantation, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing, ricochet, carom, recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash, leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, bouncing, bounciness

 

 
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