resile
resile e*sile" (r[-e]*z[imac]l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {resiled} (-z[imac]ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {resiling}.] [L. resilire to leap or spring back; pref. re- re- + salire to leap, spring. See {Salient}.] To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose. --J. Ellis. [1913 Webster]

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  • resile — (v.) 1520s, from obsolete Fr. resiler or directly from L. resilire to jump back (see RESILIENCE (Cf. resilience)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resile — recoil, *rebound, reverberate, repercuss …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • resile — [ri zīl′] vt. resiled, resiling [MFr resiler < L resilire < re , back + salire, to JUMP: see SALIENT] Now Rare to bounce or spring back; rebound; specif., to come back into shape or position after being pressed or stretched: said of elastic …   English World dictionary

  • resile — /rəˈzaɪl/ (say ruh zuyl) verb (i) (resiled, resiling) 1. to spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body. 2. to shrink back; recoil: *Now he wished to resile from that agreeing that that would be quite… …   Australian English dictionary

  • resile — intransitive verb (resiled; resiling) Etymology: Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin resilire to withdraw, from Latin, to recoil Date: 1529 recoil, retract; especially to return to a prior position < resile from an agreement > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resile — resilement, n. /ri zuyl /, v.i., resiled, resiling. 1. to spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body. 2. to shrink back; recoil. [1520 30; < MF resilir < L resilire to spring back; see RESILIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • resile — verb /rəˈzaɪl,riˈzaɪl/ a) To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose. b) To spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body. See Also: resiliency …   Wiktionary

  • resile — rɪ zaɪl v. recoil, rebound; spring back into shape after stretching or bending …   English contemporary dictionary

  • resile — [rɪ zʌɪl] verb formal abandon a position or a course of action. Origin C16: from obs. Fr. resilir or L. resilire to recoil …   English new terms dictionary

  • resile — re·sile …   English syllables

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