1 to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
2 tr to occupy again, take back, or recover
to resume one's seat, to resume possession
3 tr to assume (a title, office, etc.) again
to resume the presidency
4 Archaic to summarize; make a résumé of (C15: from Latin resumere to take up again, from re- + sumere to take up)
1 a short descriptive summary, as of events
2 (U.S. and Canadian) another name for →
(C19: from French, from résumer to resume)
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