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English noun: resume

1. resume (communication) short descriptive summary (of events)


Synonymssketch, survey


Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary

2. resume (communication) a summary of your academic and work history


Synonymscurriculum vitae, CV


Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary


English verb: resume

1. resume (change) take up or begin anew


SamplesWe resumed the negotiations.


Synonymsre-start, restart


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold

2. resume (change) return to a previous location or condition


SamplesThe painting resumed its old condition when we restored it.


Synonymstake up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change

3. resume (social) assume anew


SamplesResume a title.
Resume an office.
Resume one's duties.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adopt, assume, take on, take over

4. resume (communication) give a summary (of)


SamplesHe summed up his results.
I will now summarize.


Synonymssum up, summarise, summarize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell


Narrower (hyponym)abstract, docket, precis, recap, recapitulate


Verb groupsum, sum up, summarise, summarize









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