What does resile mean?

Definitions for resilerɪˈzaɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word resile.

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

  2. Origin: [L. resilire to leap or spring back; pref. re- re- + salire to leap, spring. See Salient.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resile

    rē-zīl′, v.i. to leap back: to fly from: to recoil, to recede:—pr.p. resīl′ing; pa.p. resīled′.ns. Resile′ment; Resil′ience, Resil′iency, act of springing back or rebounding.—adj. Resil′ient, springing back or rebounding.—ns. Resili′tion; Resiluā′tion, renewed attack. [O. Fr.,—L. resilīre, to leap back—re-, back, salīre, to leap.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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