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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·sile /rɪˈzaɪ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 re·sile v. i. [imp. & p. p. resiled p. pr. & vb. n. resiling.]  To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: draw back from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.; "The
           landlord cannot resile from the lease"
      2: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball
         bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite
         after they collide" [syn: bounce, take a hop, spring,
          bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]
      3: formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually
         under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about
         his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs" [syn: abjure, recant,
          forswear, retract]
      4: return to the original position or state after being
         stretched or compressed; "The rubber tubes resile"