WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
re•sume1 /rɪˈzum/USA pronunciation v., -sumed, -sum•ing.
  1. to take up or go on with again;
    continue: [+ object]The motor coughed briefly, then resumed its steady hum.[+ verb-ing]The soldiers resumed marching.[no object]The voices ceased when she arrived, then quickly resumed.
  2. [+ object] to take or occupy again:Ladies and gentlemen, please resume your seats.
See -sum-.
ré•su•mé or re•su•me  or re•su•mé /ˈrɛzʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛzʊˈmeɪ/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. a summary.summary
  2. a brief written account of educational and professional qualifications and experience:handed over her résumé and waited.
See -sum-.

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resume /rɪˈzjuːm/ vb
  1. to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
  2. (transitive) to occupy again, take back, or recover: to resume one's seat, to resume possession
  3. archaic to summarize; make a résumé of
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin resūmere to take up again, from re- + sūmere to take up

reˈsumable adj reˈsumer n



résumé /ˈrɛzjʊˌmeɪ/ n
  1. a short descriptive summary, as of events
  2. US Canadian
    another name for curriculum vitae
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from résumer to resume



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