resile

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • 3 resile — recoil, *rebound, reverberate, repercuss …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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 > …

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  • 7 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] * * * …

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  • 8 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 …

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

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  • 10 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

  • 11 resile — re·sile …

    English syllables

  • 12 resile — re•sile [[t]rɪˈzaɪl[/t]] v. i. siled, sil•ing to spring back to the original form or position, as an elastic body; rebound • Etymology: 1520–30; < MF resilir < L resilīre to spring back; see resilient re•sile′ment, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 resile —   v.i. draw back; return to first position or shape.    ♦ resilient, a. elastic; recovering quickly from shock, illness, etc.    ♦ resilience, n …

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  • 14 resile — v.intr. 1 (of something stretched or compressed) recoil to resume a former size and shape; spring back. 2 have or show resilience or recuperative power. 3 (usu. foll. by from) withdraw from a course of action. Etymology: obs. F resilir or L… …

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  • 15 resiled — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 resiling — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 resilience — noun 1. the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑resiliency • Derivationally related forms: ↑resilient (for: ↑resiliency),… …

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  • 18 resiliency — noun 1. the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit • Syn: ↑resilience • Derivationally related forms: ↑resilient, ↑resile, ↑resilient (for:… …

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  • 19 take a hop — verb 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, ↑spring, ↑bound, ↑rebound, ↑recoil, ↑ …

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  • 20 rebound — rebound, reverberate, recoil, resile, repercuss are comparable when they mean to spring back to an original position or shape. Rebound basically implies a springing back after a collision or impact {the ball readily rebounds when thrown against a …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms


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