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Meaning of RESILE

Pronunciation:  ree'zIl

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

RESILE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.