verb (used with object), re·sumed, re·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), re·sumed, re·sum·ing.
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Origin of resume1
OTHER WORDS FROM resumere·sum·a·ble, adjectivere·sum·er, nounun·re·sumed, adjective
Definition for resume (2 of 2)
Origin of resume2
usage note for resume
In French, accent marks serve two purposes. They can mark a different vowel quality (the vowels e , è and é are pronounced very differently), or they may distinguish two words that would otherwise be homographs ( ou without an accent means “or,” while où with an accent means “where”).
When you use these words in English, it is correct to write them with the French accents or without; the spellings divorcée 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 café 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 résumé or exposé 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, déjà vu has an acute (rising) accent mark in the first syllable and a grave (falling) accent in the second. The word résumé has two acute accent marks. Avoid haphazard or false accent marking, as sometimes seen in the spellings dejá vu or resumé . The best rule to follow for foreign accent marks is all or nothing.
Example sentences from the Web for resume
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|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sorties by nuclear-capable bombers had been discontinued in 1992 as the Cold War came to an end, but Putin resumed them in 2007.
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|Lloyd Grove|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Kent Sepkowitz|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She then resumed her campaign to get the military victims what she viewed as their due benefits and honors.
Miss Winstead, the governess, resumed her letter, and a clock on the mantelpiece struck out seven silvery chimes.Daddy's Girl|L. T. Meade
The song and the dance are broken off, never to be resumed, when the staid footfall of the lady is heard approaching.Milton|Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
Had she desired she might have remained and resumed an easy life with her tribe.Whitman's Ride Through Savage Lands|Oliver Woodson Nixon
When she became a widow she resumed her place with renewed power.Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page
The blinds were drawn again on the ugly side of things, and life was resumed on the usual assumption that no such side existed.Sanctuary|Edith Wharton