Definitions for resilerɪˈzaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•silerɪˈzaɪl(v.i.)-siled, -sil•ing.

  1. to spring back to the original form or position, as an elastic body; rebound.

Origin of resile:

1520–30; < MF resilir < L resilīre to spring back; see resilient


Princeton's WordNet

  1. resile(verb)

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

    "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"

  2. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact

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

  3. abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile(verb)

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

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

  4. resile(verb)

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

    "The rubber tubes resile"


  1. resile(Verb)

    To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose.

  2. resile(Verb)

    To spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body.

  3. Origin: resilio through French resilir; from re (back) + salio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resile(verb)

    to start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose

Anagrams of resile

  1. relies


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