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  Words related to resile

Related / Similar Words: abjure, recant, forswear, retract, bounce, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

 

Definition:
  • return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile";
  • formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs";
  • spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide";
  • draw back from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The landlord cannot resile from the lease";

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    Hyponyms: kick back, recoil, kick, skip, bound off, carom, glance

     

    Derivational Morphology: resilience, resiliency, retraction, abjuration, recantation, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing, ricochet, carom, recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash, leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, bouncing, bounciness

     

     
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