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intr.v. re·siled, re·sil·ing, re·siles
1. To spring back, especially to resume a former position or structure after being stretched or compressed.
2. To draw back; recoil.

[Obsolete French resilir, from Latin resilīre, to leap back : re-, re- + salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]


(intr) to spring or shrink back; recoil or resume original shape
[C16: from Old French resilir, from Latin resilīre to jump back, from re- + salīre to jump]
reˈsilement n



v.i. -siled, -sil•ing.
to spring back to the original form or position, as an elastic body; rebound.
[1520–30; < Middle French resilir < Latin resilīre to spring back; see resilient]
re•sile′ment, n.


, arsle - To resile or arsle is to recoil, retreat, or draw back.
See also related terms for retreat.


Past participle: resiled
Gerund: resiling

I resile
you resile
he/she/it resiles
we resile
you resile
they resile
I resiled
you resiled
he/she/it resiled
we resiled
you resiled
they resiled
Present Continuous
I am resiling
you are resiling
he/she/it is resiling
we are resiling
you are resiling
they are resiling
Present Perfect
I have resiled
you have resiled
he/she/it has resiled
we have resiled
you have resiled
they have resiled
Past Continuous
I was resiling
you were resiling
he/she/it was resiling
we were resiling
you were resiling
they were resiling
Past Perfect
I had resiled
you had resiled
he/she/it had resiled
we had resiled
you had resiled
they had resiled
I will resile
you will resile
he/she/it will resile
we will resile
you will resile
they will resile
Future Perfect
I will have resiled
you will have resiled
he/she/it will have resiled
we will have resiled
you will have resiled
they will have resiled
Future Continuous
I will be resiling
you will be resiling
he/she/it will be resiling
we will be resiling
you will be resiling
they will be resiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been resiling
you have been resiling
he/she/it has been resiling
we have been resiling
you have been resiling
they have been resiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been resiling
you will have been resiling
he/she/it will have been resiling
we will have been resiling
you will have been resiling
they will have been resiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been resiling
you had been resiling
he/she/it had been resiling
we had been resiling
you had been resiling
they had been resiling
I would resile
you would resile
he/she/it would resile
we would resile
you would resile
they would resile
Past Conditional
I would have resiled
you would have resiled
he/she/it would have resiled
we would have resiled
you would have resiled
they would have resiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.resile - pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease"
bow out, chicken out, back down, back off, pull out - remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
2.resile - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
kick back, recoil, kick - spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
bound off, skip - bound off one point after another
carom - rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
bound, jump, leap, 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?"
3.resile - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressureresile - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
repudiate, disown, renounce - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
4.resile - return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile"
retrovert, revert, turn back, regress, return - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
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