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resume

re·sume

resume

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zum
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: resumed, resumes, resuming
definition 1: to start or go on with again after an interruption.
We gave our orders to the waiter and then resumed our conversation.After you've had lunch, you can resume playing your game.
synonyms:
continue, recommence
antonyms:
suspend
similar words:
pick up, pursue, reinitiate, renew
definition 2: to take back or return to.
He went to grab another item from the shelf and then resumed his place in line.After the divorce, she resumed her maiden name.
synonyms:
reassume, reoccupy
antonyms:
leave
similar words:
recapture, recover, regain, repossess, retake
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to start again after a pause or interruption.
After a week's recess, the trial resumed.The speaker was distracted for a moment by a heckler but then resumed.
synonyms:
continue, proceed, recommence
antonyms:
suspend
similar words:
renew, revive
definition 2: to begin afresh.
synonyms:
recommence
similar words:
begin
derivation: resumable (adj.)