Synonyms for resile

Synonyms for (verb) resile

Synonyms: resile

Definition: return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed

Usage: The rubber tubes resile

Similar words: retrovert, return, revert, regress, turn back

Definition: go back to a previous state

Usage: We reverted to the old rules


Synonyms: recant, resile, retract, abjure, forswear

Definition: formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

Usage: He retracted his earlier statements about his religion; She abjured her beliefs

Similar words: disown, renounce, repudiate

Definition: cast off

Usage: She renounced her husband; The parents repudiated their son


Synonyms: spring, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact

Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Similar words: spring, jump, leap, bound

Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds

Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?


Synonyms: resile

Definition: pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.

Usage: The landlord cannot resile from the lease

Similar words: bow out, chicken out, back down, back off, pull out

Definition: remove oneself from an obligation

Usage: He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved