Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: resumer, from Latin resumere, from sumere 'to take'


1 verb
reā€§sume1 formal
1 [transitive] to start doing something again after stopping or being interrupted:
She hopes to resume work after the baby is born.
The rebels have resumed hostilities against government troops.
resume doing something
He will resume training as soon as the injury is better.
2 [intransitive] if an activity or process resumes, it starts again after a pause:
Peace talks will resume tomorrow.

resume your seat/place/position

to go back to the seat, place, or position where you were before:
Will the delegates please resume their seats?

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