verb (used with object)
Origin of re-sort
verb (used without object)
Origin of resort
Examples from the Web for resorted
Why had teachers at Jamaica High School resorted to overusing 911 for common classroom disruptions?
The document said Wright was condescending and had “resorted to name-calling,” though no examples were offered.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many have been victims of crime but they have not resorted to sleeping with firearms under their pillows.
So, miserably, he resorted to the autocue, and even this he turned into a disaster.
[Laughs] Brienne resorted to the same technique—or lack thereof—with Jaime on the bridge.
The vilest means were often resorted to by these sheets to obtain their end.The Railroad Question|William Larrabee
As many as forty thousand persons are said to have resorted to the services during Cavalier's sojourn at Calvisson.The Huguenots in France|Samuel Smiles.
During the 17th century the trades were in high repute in England, and to them resorted many younger sons of the gentry.Patrician and Plebeian|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
He resorted to every honorable and safe expedient in order to avert failure.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Washington Williams
Neither hammering nor heating is to be resorted to for this purpose.Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy.|Bureau of Ordnance, USN
Word Origin for resort
late 14c., "that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance," from Old French resort "resource, a help, an aid, a remedy," back-formation from resortir "to resort," literally "to go out again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sortir "go out" (see sortie). Meaning "place people go for recreation" is first recorded 1754. Phrase in the last resort (1670s) translates French en dernier ressort, originally of legal appeals.
c.1400, "issue; come out again;" mid-15c., "to go to (someone) for aid," from Old French resortir, from resort (see resort (n.)). Related: Resorted; resorting.
see last resort.