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resume (v.)

early 15c., resumen, "to regain, take back;" mid-15c., "recommence, continue, begin again after interruption," from Old French resumer (14c.) and directly from Latin resumere "take again, take up again, assume again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sumere "to take, obtain, buy," from sus‑, variant of sub‑ "up from under" + emere "to take" (from PIE root *em- "to take, distribute"). Meaning "begin again" is mid-15c. Intransitive sense "proceed after interruption" is from 1802. Related: Resumed; resuming.

resume (n.)

also résumé, 1804, "a summary," from French résumé, noun use of past participle of resumer "to sum up," from Latin resumere (see resume (v.)). Meaning "biographical summary of a person's career" is 1940s.

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Definitions of resume from WordNet
1
resume (v.)
take up or begin anew;
We resumed the negotiations
Synonyms: restart / re-start
resume (v.)
return to a previous location or condition;
The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it
Synonyms: take up
resume (v.)
assume anew;
resume one's duties
resume a title
resume an office
resume (v.)
give a summary (of);
Synonyms: sum up / summarize / summarise
2
resume (n.)
short descriptive summary (of events);
Synonyms: sketch / survey
resume (n.)
a summary of your academic and work history;
Synonyms: curriculum vitae / cv
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