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Synonyms for resile

pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

return to the original position or state after being stretched or compressed

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Mr Blair replied, curiously, 'I don't resile from anything I've said, but let me go back for a moment to the National Health Service.'
I had to look up 'resile' in the dictionary afterwards.
'What I have to judge as party leader is Tony Blair in particular, because at the end of the day he is in the job with his party that I am in with mine, is he wanting to resile on the commitment he entered into,' he said.
The premier was asked during an interview in May whether Mr Brown was his preferred choice to take over the top job and replied, 'Of course he is.' The spokesman said, 'The Prime Minister has said what he has said, and, as he has made clear, he does not resile [abandon his previous position] from that in any way.' Mr Prescott had 'no doubt' that Labour would lose the next election if the infighting continued.
He resiles implying anything but Duncan They also seized scales with traces of crack and mobile phones with text messages speaking about "dropoffs" and "sorting out".
He resiles from anything implying that he was anything but a put-upon warehouseman.
"He now resiles (draws back) from that," added Mr Crook.