verb (used with object), re·sumed, re·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), re·sumed, re·sum·ing.
- resultant tone,
- resumptive pronoun,
Origin of resume1
Origin of résumé
Examples from the Web for resume
If he did, it could be a sign that our politicians are ready to resume genuine policy-making across party lines.
They added that the shutdown was temporary and they plan to resume the trial in January.
Sharpton, well known for a series of controversial incidents earlier in his career, also played defense about his own resume.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, thanks to home care support, she was able to resume an independent life.
De le Vingne says they plan to resume activities as soon as possible.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was not to resume study, for there was much to be done.Tom Fairfield at Sea|Allen Chapman
She was a picture that awoke the artist in him, and put him in haste to resume his palette and brushes.The Heart of the Ancient Wood|Charles G. D. Roberts
Coal mining was stopped for the time, but orders were expected by every post to resume work.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
Hardly a week had passed, when he told me that his Majesty thought I ought to be entirely well, and wished me to resume my duties.
Not having a heart of stone, I was so profoundly touched, that I would have tried to resume the subject.My Miscellanies, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Wilkie Collins
Word Origin for resume
Word Origin for résumé
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.
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.