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[ri-zoom] /rɪˈzum/
verb (used with object), resumed, resuming.
1.
to take up or go on with again after interruption; continue:
to resume a journey.
2.
to take or occupy again:
to resume one's seat.
3.
to take or assume use or practice of again:
to resume her maiden name.
4.
to take back:
to resume the title to a property.
verb (used without object), resumed, resuming.
5.
to go on or continue after interruption:
The dancing is about to resume.
6.
to begin again.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English resumen (< Middle French resumer) < Latin resūmere to take back, take again, equivalent to re- re- + sūmere to take (see consume)
Related forms
resumable, adjective
resumer, noun
unresumed, adjective
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Examples from the web for resumed
  • But normal activity resumed after the drug was reintroduced.
  • Most of the creatures survived the surgery and resumed swimming.
  • And then it returned to their habitual decreasing rate as soon as air traffic was resumed.
  • The lab resumed normal operations today after a partial closure yesterday due to smoky conditions.
  • It was successfully implemented during the first month, and then fighting resumed and many planned activities were suspended.
  • So he resumed interviewing journalists who'd covered the event.
  • Still struggling to recover from a deep recession, growth has resumed at a modest pace, but the recovery has been slow and uneven.
  • Devastating war shortly resumed for another four years.
  • But after it expired, prices began falling again, as the market resumed its search for an elusive bottom.
  • They resumed their humble position as traders on sufferance.
British Dictionary definitions for resumed

resume

/rɪˈzjuːm/
verb
1.
to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
2.
(transitive) to occupy again, take back, or recover: to resume one's seat, to resume possession
3.
(transitive) to assume (a title, office, etc) again: to resume the presidency
4.
(archaic) to summarize; make a résumé of
Derived Forms
resumable, adjective
resumer, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin resūmere to take up again, from re- + sūmere to take up

résumé

/ˈrɛzjʊˌmeɪ/
noun
1.
a short descriptive summary, as of events
2.
(US & Canadian) another name for curriculum vitae
Word Origin
C19: from French, from résumer to resume
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Word Origin and History for resumed

resume

v.

early 15c., "to regain, take back;" mid-15c., "recommence, continue, begin again after interruption," from Middle French resumer (14c.) and directly from Latin resumere "take again, take up again, assume again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sumere "take up" (cf. assume). Meaning "begin again" is mid-15c. Intransitive sense "proceed after interruption" is from 1802. Related: Resumed; resuming.

n.

also résumé, 1804, "a summary," from French résumé, noun use of past participle of Middle French resumer "to sum up," from Latin resumere (see resume (v.)). Meaning "biographical summary of a person's career" is 1940s.

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