Definitions for resile

Definitions for (verb) resile

Main entry: resile

Definition: return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed

Usage: The rubber tubes resile

Main entry: recant, resile, retract, abjure, forswear

Definition: formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

Usage: He retracted his earlier statements about his religion; She abjured her beliefs

Main entry: spring, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact

Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Main entry: resile

Definition: pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.

Usage: The landlord cannot resile from the lease

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