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re·sume

resume

 
 
pronunciation:
rih zum
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: resumes, resuming, resumed
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.[verb + gerund ]
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
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derivation: resumable (adj.)