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resume

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verb re·sume \ri-ˈzüm\

Definition of resume

resumed

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resuming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assume or take again :  reoccupy resumed his seat by the fire — Thomas Hardy

  3. 2 :  to return to or begin again after interruption resumed her work

  4. 3 :  to take back to oneself

  5. 4 :  to pick up again

  6. 5 :  reiterate, summarize

  7. intransitive verb
  8. :  to begin again something interrupted

Origin and Etymology of resume

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French resumer, from Latin resumere, from re- + sumere to take up, take — more at consume


First Known Use: 15th century


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résumé

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noun ré·su·mé \ˈre-zə-ˌmā, ˌre-zə-ˈ also ˈrā- or ˌrā-\
variants: or

resume

or less commonly

resumé

Definition of résumé

  1. 1 :  summary

  2. 2 :  curriculum vitae

  3. 3 :  a set of accomplishments a musical résumé

Origin and Etymology of résumé

French résumé, from past participle of résumer to resume, summarize, from Middle French resumer


First Known Use: 1782


RESUME Defined for Kids

resume

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verb re·sume \ri-ˈzüm\

Definition of resume for Students

resumed

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resuming

  1. 1 :  to begin again The teams resumed play.

  2. 2 :  to take or occupy again Please resume your seats.



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