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English verb: resile

1. resile (social) pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.


SamplesThe landlord cannot resile from the lease.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)back down, back off, bow out, chicken out, pull out

2. resile (motion) spring back; spring away from an impact


SamplesThe rubber ball bounced.
These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide.


Synonymsbounce, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring


Narrower (hyponym)bound off, carom, kick, kick back, recoil, skip

3. resile (communication) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure


SamplesHe retracted his earlier statements about his religion.
She abjured her beliefs.


Synonymsabjure, forswear, recant, retract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disown, renounce, repudiate

4. resile (change) return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed


SamplesThe rubber tubes resile.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back









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