1. To have recourse: The government resorted to censorship of the press.
2. To go customarily or frequently; repair.
1. A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation: a ski resort.
2. A customary or frequent going or gathering: a popular place of resort.
3. The act of turning to for aid or relief; recourse: raised the money without resort to borrowing.
4. One turned to for aid or relief: I would ask him only as a last resort.
[Middle English resorten, to return, from Old French resortir, to go out again : re-, re- + sortir, to go out.]
Synonyms: resort, apply, go1, refer, turn These verbs mean to repair to or fall back on someone or something in time of need: resorted to corporal punishment; apply to a bank for a loan; goes to her friends for comfort; referred to his notes to refresh his memory; turns to his parents for support. See Also Synonyms at makeshift.
resort /rzrt/ n.1 a hotel with recreation facilities (swimming pool, tennis courts, etc.) for rest and relaxation: We went to a resort in Arizona for our vacation.2as a last resort: the last choice for a way of doing s.t.: If I cant fly to Chicago, I can drive there as a last resort. phrasal v.insep. [T] to resort to s.t.: to do or use s.t. extreme, often dishonest: He resorted to lying so his wife wouldnt know he wrecked their car.