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resume1

[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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British Dictionary definitions for unresumed

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 unresumed

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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