Resume - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrezəmeɪ|  American pronunciation of the word resume
Brit.  |ˈrezjuːmeɪ|  British pronunciation of the word resume


- short descriptive summary (of events) (syn: sketch, survey)
- a summary of your academic and work history
- take up or begin anew (syn: restart)
We resumed the negotiations
- return to a previous location or condition (syn: take up)
The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it
- assume anew
resume a title
resume an office
resume one's duties
- give a summary (of) (syn: sum up, summarize)


The game resumed after the rain stopped.

After the rain stopped, the teams resumed play.

She sat down and resumed her work.

He shook his visitor's hand and resumed his seat.

I resumed my place at the podium.

She will be resuming her position at the company.

If you would like to be considered for the job, please submit your résumé.

His musical résumé includes performances at Carnegie Hall, a stint with the New York Philharmonic, and two Grammys.

a brief résumé of the news

Normal services will be resumed in the spring.

He stopped for a moment and then resumed speaking.

They resumed their courage.

She hopes to resume work after the baby is born.

The rebels have resumed hostilities against government troops.

He will resume training as soon as the injury is better.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: resume
he/she/it: resumes
present participle: resuming
past tense: resumed
past participle: resumed
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