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Definition of resile:

  1. To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose.

Synonyms:

leap, flinch, jounce, funk, rebound, shrink, bounce, form, rally, limit, reflect, forswear, take a hop, recant, trammel, kick, restrain, echo, retract, take shape, pull back, throttle, cringe, wince, ring, resound, jump, border, confine, restrict, draw in, backfire, reverberate, draw back, ricochet, bound, abjure, take form, quail, squinch, spring, kick back, recoil, backlash, shrink back.

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