resume

If you resume something, you start it again after stopping. You might resume singing an aria after breaking to spit out your gum.

Resume is from Latin resumere "to take up again, take back," from the prefix re- "again" plus sumere "to take up, take." The Latin verb sumere is formed from the prefix sub- "under, up" plus emere "to take." When you pause a movie or game and then you press play again, what you're really doing is resuming play.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: resume

1
v
take up or begin anew
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nv
a summary of your academic and work history
give a summary (of)
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: resume
1

v take up or begin anew

“We resumed the negotiations”
Synonyms:
re-start, restart
Type of:
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

v return to a previous location or condition

“The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it”
Synonyms:
take up
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v assume anew

resume a title”
resume an office”
resume one's duties”
Type of:
adopt, assume, take on, take over
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
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n a summary of your academic and work history

Synonyms:
CV, curriculum vitae
Type of:
sum-up, summary
a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

n short descriptive summary (of events)

Synonyms:
sketch, survey
Type of:
sum-up, summary
a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

v give a summary (of)

Synonyms:
sum up, summarise, summarize
sum, sum up, summarise, summarize
be a summary of
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abstract
give an abstract (of)
precis
make a summary (of)
docket
make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
recap, recapitulate
summarize briefly
hash over, rehash, retrograde
go back over
Type of:
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell
to say, state, or perform again
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