re·​seat ˌrē-ˈsēt How to pronounce reseat (audio)
reseated; reseating; reseats

transitive verb

: to seat (someone or something) again: such as
: to cause or help (someone) to be seated again
I stood gazing at him awhile … and then reseated myself at my desk.Herman Melville
… the standard company procedure is, whenever one passenger complains about another, to either reseat one of the passengers [=move one of the passengers to a different seat] or investigate further.Chris Matyszczyk
: to fit (something, such as a part of a machine) back into or on a seat (see seat entry 1 sense 5b)
The customer reseated the cartridges and the printer started working.Alex Cranz

Examples of reseat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The malfunction that caused the propellant leak appears to have been with a valve that did not properly reseat during the propulsion system's initialization sequence. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 22 Jan. 2024 What is unusual is to have to do it several times—and reseat the wheel—only to realize that the disc itself is slightly warped. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 6 Oct. 2023 And by the way, don’t overlook Musk’s role in the biggest business story of the week—the efforts to unseat and reseat Sam Altman as CEO of OpenAI. Alan Murray, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 To reseat a loose tube, rotate it 90 degrees in either direction. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 26 July 2023 Petrie Construction is in charge of the project, which will reseat and refresh the theater’s 16 auditoriums, and update the floor, concession area and box office. William Thornton |, al, 24 Mar. 2023 At which point, the flight attendant will probably scold him for you, and possibly even reseat you. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2022 The prosecution challenged the exclusions as discriminatory, but the judge declined to reseat anyone, saying the defense gave ‘’race neutral’' reasons for their choices and that under Georgia law that was enough., 5 Nov. 2021 Upholding the defense’s strikes, Judge Timothy Walmsley echoed that the court cannot reseat jurors because of a racial imbalance. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reseat was in 1606

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Cite this Entry

“Reseat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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