resile

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

resile \re*sile"\ (r[-e]*z[imac]l"), verb (used without an object) [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. resilience

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

resile

verb

1: pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"

2: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide" [syn: {bounce}, {resile}, {take a hop}, {spring}, {bound}, {rebound}, {recoil}, {reverberate}, {ricochet}]

3: formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs" [syn: {abjure}, {recant}, {forswear}, {retract}, {resile}]

4: return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile"

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