Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb resile

4 senses of resile

Sense 1
resile -- (pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease")
       => chicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow out -- (remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved")

Sense 2
bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet -- (spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide")
       => jump, leap, bound, spring -- (move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?")

Sense 3
abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile -- (formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs")
       => disown, renounce, repudiate -- (cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son")

Sense 4
resile -- (return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile")
       => revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

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