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Definition 1: return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed - [verb of change]

Samples where resile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The rubber tubes resile

(resile is a kind of ...) go back to a previous state

"We reverted to the old rules"

Definition 2: formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure - [verb of communication]

Samples where resile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
  • She abjured her beliefs

Synonyms for resile in the sense of this definition

(resile is a kind of ...) cast off

"She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

Definition 3: spring back; spring away from an impact - [verb of motion]

Samples where resile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for resile in the sense of this definition

(resile is a kind of ...) move forward by leaps and bounds

"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

(... is a kind of resile ) spring back, as from a forceful thrust

"The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

(... is a kind of resile ) bound off one point after another

(... is a kind of resile ) rebound after hitting

"The car caromed off several lampposts"

Samples where resile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The landlord cannot resile from the lease

(resile is a kind of ...) remove oneself from an obligation

"He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"

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