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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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