1 usually foll by: to to have recourse (to) for help, use, etc.
to resort to violence
2 to go, esp. often or habitually; repair
to resort to the beach
3 a place to which many people go for recreation, rest, etc.
a holiday resort
4 the use of something as a means, help, or recourse
5 the act of going to a place, esp. for recreation, rest, etc.
last resort the last possible course of action open to one (C14: from Old French resortir to come out again, from re- + sortir to emerge)
lender of last resort
n the central bank of a country with authority for controlling its banking system
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 avail oneself of, bring into play, employ, exercise, fall back on, have recourse to, look to, make use of, turn to, use, utilize
2 frequent, go, haunt, head for, repair, visit
3 haunt, holiday centre, refuge, retreat, spot, tourist centre, watering place (Brit.)
4 alternative, chance, course, expedient, hope, possibility, recourse, reference
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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