Definition of resile in English:

resile

Line breaks: re¦sile
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzʌɪl
 
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verb

[no object] formal
  • Abandon a position or a course of action: can he resile from the agreement?
    More example sentences
    • This has meant resiling from positions that might alienate persuadable interests.
    • Both political leaders have been under sustained pressure to resile from these positions since then.
    • So I repeat, I'm not resiling from the position I took in 1980, but I think I would take a different view today.

Origin

early 16th century: from obsolete French resilir or Latin resilire 'to recoil', from re- 'back' + salire 'to jump'.

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