verb (used without object), re·siled, re·sil·ing.
to spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body.
to shrink back; recoil.
Origin of resile
1520–30;Related formsre·sile·ment, noun
< Middle French resilir
< Latin resilīre
to spring back; see resilient
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Derived Formsresilement, noun
(intr) to spring or shrink back; recoil or resume original shape
Word Origin for resile
C16: from Old French resilir, from Latin resilīre to jump back, from re- + salīre to jump
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Word Origin and History for resile
1520s, "draw back," from obsolete French resiler "withdraw from an agreement," or directly from Latin resilire "to jump back" (see resilience). Meaning "spring back, start back, recoil" (of material things) from 1708. Related: Resiled; resiling.
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