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verb (used with object), re路sumed, re路sum路ing.
to take up or go on with again after interruption; continue: to resume a journey.
to take or occupy again: to resume one's seat.
to take or assume use or practice of again: to resume her maiden name.
to take back: to resume the title to a property.
verb (used without object), re路sumed, re路sum路ing.
to go on or continue after interruption: The dancing is about to resume.
to begin again.
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Origin of resume

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English resumen, from Middle French resumer or directly from Latin res奴mere 鈥渢o take back, take again,鈥 equivalent to re- 鈥渁gain, back鈥 + s奴mere 鈥渢o take鈥; see re-, consume


re路sum路a路ble, adjectivere路sum路er, nounun路re路sumed, adjective

Other definitions for resume (2 of 2)


or r茅路su路m茅

[ rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey ]
/ 藞r蓻z 蕣藢me瑟, 藢r蓻z 蕣藞me瑟 /

a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
a summing up; summary.
Sometimes re路su路m茅 .

Origin of resume

First recorded in 1795鈥1805; from French r茅sum茅, noun use of past participle of r茅sumer 鈥渢o sum up鈥

usage note for resume

Some French words borrowed into English preserve foreign features, like accent marks: caf茅 , d茅j脿 vu , r茅sum茅 , s茅ance , etc.
In French, accent marks serve two purposes. They can mark a different vowel quality (the vowels e , and are pronounced very differently), or they may distinguish two words that would otherwise be homographs ( ou without an accent means 鈥渙r,鈥 while o霉 with an accent means 鈥渨here鈥).
When you use these words in English, it is correct to write them with the French accents or without; the spellings divorc茅e and divorcee are both accepted. Some people prefer including the accent for accuracy or to evoke a subtle European flavor. The inclusion or omission of an accent mark when naming an establishment cafe or caf茅 suggests a certain expectation for the style and tone of the place. Other people find any use of a foreign accent mark to be unnecessary and pretentious. Be aware of your audience when making this decision.
As in the original French, accents are useful for differentiating between two homographs. English speakers are more likely to keep the accents in a word like r茅sum茅 or expos茅 in order to avoid confusion with the verbs resume or expose . Words without confusable English counterparts, like deja vu or cafe , are less likely to maintain their accents in written English.
Generally, the use of foreign accents for words borrowed into English is optional. However, if you do choose to use accented letters, be sure to use the correct accent and be consistent within the word. For example, d茅j脿 vu has an acute (rising) accent mark in the first syllable and a grave (falling) accent in the second. The word r茅sum茅 has two acute accent marks. Avoid haphazard or false accent marking, as sometimes seen in the spellings dej谩 vu or resum茅 . The best rule to follow for foreign accent marks is all or nothing.
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British Dictionary definitions for resume (1 of 2)

/ (r瑟藞zju藧m) /

to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
(tr) to occupy again, take back, or recoverto resume one's seat; to resume possession
(tr) to assume (a title, office, etc) againto resume the presidency
archaic to summarize; make a r茅sum茅 of

Derived forms of resume

resumable, adjectiveresumer, noun

Word Origin for resume

C15: from Latin res奴mere to take up again, from re- + s奴mere to take up

British Dictionary definitions for resume (2 of 2)

/ (藞r蓻zj蕣藢me瑟) /

a short descriptive summary, as of events
US and Canadian another name for curriculum vitae

Word Origin for r茅sum茅

C19: from French, from r茅sumer to resume
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