Resume Re*sume", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resumed};p. pr. & vb. n. {Resuming}.] [L. resumere, resumptum; pref. re- re- + sumere to take: cf. F. r['e]sumer. See {Assume}, {Redeem}.] 1. To take back. [1913 Webster]

The sun, like this, from which our sight we have, Gazed on too long, resumes the light he gave. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

Perhaps God will resume the blessing he has bestowed ere he attains the age of manhood. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To enter upon, or take up again. [1913 Webster]

Reason resumed her place, and Passion fled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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