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.
Early 16th century: from obsolete French resilir or Latin resilire 'to recoil', from re- 'back' + salire 'to jump'.
Words that rhyme with resileaisle, Argyle, awhile, beguile, bile, Carlisle, Carlyle, compile, De Stijl, ensile, file, guile, I'll, interfile, isle, Kabyle, kyle, lisle, Lyle, Mikhail, mile, Nile, pile, rank-and-file, rile, Ryle, Sieg Heil, smile, spile, stile, style, tile, vile, Weil, while, wile, worthwhile
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