- 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.
- to go on or continue after interruption: The dancing is about to resume.
- to begin again.
Origin of resume1
Examples from the Web for resumed
In past years they have declared a ceasefire right before Christmas, but have resumed attacks once the holiday season is over.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers
December 20, 2014
Sorties by nuclear-capable bombers had been discontinued in 1992 as the Cold War came to an end, but Putin resumed them in 2007.China Is Financing Putin’s Aggression
Gordon G. Chang
November 13, 2014
By most accounts, the Times newsroom has calmed since Baquet resumed his duties full time a few weeks after going under the knife.Dean Baquet, the NYT’s Executive Editor, on Jill Abramson, Race, Surviving Cancer—and TMZ Envy
September 16, 2014
Since then, I have treated many people who have risen from near death and resumed their lives.It’s Impossible to Cure a Baby With HIV, No Matter How Seductive the Hope May Be
July 10, 2014
She then resumed her campaign to get the military victims what she viewed as their due benefits and honors.How the Army Betrayed the Hero of Fort Hood
April 4, 2014
"I told your father that this morning," and he resumed his writing.
He sat down, rather discontented, and resumed the current of his reflections.
"You are rather inscrutable," he said, as they resumed the road.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Robert was nothing loth to stay, and resumed his place on the grass.
Thereupon hostilities were resumed with vigour on both sides.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
- 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 résumé of
- a short descriptive summary, as of events
- US and Canadian another name for curriculum vitae
Word Origin and History for resumed
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.